If it ain’t Broke Don’t Fix it

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, I fall into this particular idiom many a times in my life. From trying to add new features to my projects, website etc to trying to refine certain aspects of my work. I’ve wasted much time with the end product either being totally unusable or even worse than before. With that said, if we don’t look to improve and add things, how are we going to get the best out of something? I guess the real issue here is to identify whether that particular thing needs to be worked on rather than me wanting to work on it.

Of course it is going to be difficult the justify what falls into a “want” and what is a “need”.

For those not knowing what the idiom means, from wikipedia:

Leave something alone; avoid attempting to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficient. (Often with an implication that the attempted improvement is risky and might backfire.)

[image by: ogimogi via flickr]

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