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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 7 years ago



We asked residents of Ormond Beach about the best advice they'd ever received. Here is one of their responses.

Ric Goss, Ormond Beach planning director

Best advice: Don't make perfect an enemy of good.

I am not sure when I first heard this, but I have practiced it for a long time. In my profession, urban planning, I have learned if you can get 50% to 75% of what you plan or purpose, that’s good.

I realized after doing so many plans and sticking to my guns for 100% of the plan, I was actually not getting anything done. So now, if I can get more than half of what I propose, it’s good, and I don’t let 100% kill the project, which then stressed me out.

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