How to Accept Less Than Your Best

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Tweet this quote.Rolling in a heap of money helps one cope. Consider adding an aggravation fee.

Out of time or out of money, just two of the reasons to do less than your best: today, in my How To column at

Lorne Michaels famously said about SNL:

The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.

Do you accept assignments that won’t be able to showcase your best work? Leave your comments on the site.

Next week we’ll look at how to prioritize the editorial tasks for maximum effect — it’s editorial triage.Link to my columns on


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