From The Globe and Mail:
by Kim Mead
“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.”
– G.K. Chesterton
When I first stumbled across Chesterton’s quote I read it as a parody of the adage “Anything worth doing is worth doing well,” a motto I had always embraced.
At the age of 45, my intense need to overachieve had left me in a state of burnout. I was a cranky, depressed insomniac. Yet I refused to take time off work, drop mileage from my triathlon training, or say “no” to any opportunity to prove my capabilities. If I sound like an annoying, goal-oriented, self-obsessed individual, I probably was.