JUST SAY NO
What is important to remember is that your team is there for a reason. Encouraging them to find solutions is the first step. The next is for you to say no to perfection. First, perfectionism almost always has a way of sucking the life and energy out of a project. Second, perfection is very limiting; it cuts us off from what we’re capable of doing, giving, adding, receiving, and becoming. Lastly, perfection puts us in boxes. It steals our human-ness. It colors inside the lines and now we are no longer authentic.
PERFECTION DOESN’T MEAN PRODUCTIVE
Perfection equals undue stress. Many business leaders finish a project but go back to fix the little things until it’s two hours later with nothing fully completed. Perfection leads to overcomplicated and overcomplicated leads to overwhelmed and overwhelmed leads paralyzed and a paralyzed mind achieves nothing.
How can business leaders say no to perfection? First, set your goal. Set a time frame for what you are working on. For example, use two hours of your focus time to finish the project you’re working on. Then, challenge yourself to get it done before the end of the two hours.
Challenging yourself to get your project done sooner than your timeframe turns hard work into a game. Then, when it’s done, it’s done. It might sound simple written down, but it can be difficult to execute. If you start second guessing yourself, it’s important to remember that perfection is unreachable. For those business leaders that have a hard time letting a project go that isn’t perfect, here is what we suggest: make a stop-list.
A stop-list is a list of things where you have to stop trying to make the project perfectly perfect. Write down a list of things you need to stop doing in order to be able to get your project done. Having this list on hand will help you remember to not give in to perfection.
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