I have a folder where I keep all the drafts of my articles. The contents of that folder range from pieces that are nearly done but require some extra polish, to those that are merely unfinished notes on something that caught my attention recently. Opening that folder feels like a chore because every item inside is a reminder of something I’m supposed to do.

I was tempted for a moment to select everything and hit the delete button to feel better. I would much rather work with a clean slate then the mess I left my future self to deal with.

An article or a story that sits in draft mode forever is a burden. Done is better than perfect and far less exhausting.

Do your future self a favor and don’t leave a mess.

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