Is perfectionism holding you back? Are there things on your to do list that take you so long to get done because you have to perfect every detail? I recently was reminded about when perfection is useless and how giving up the idea of perfect will give you back time. I’m all for getting things done and for getting them done correctly, but who determines what ‘perfect’ is anyway? Is my standard of perfect the same as yours? We each have our own interpretation of what “perfect” is, and my “perfect may not look like your “perfect” and yet both are great.
Maybe it’s time to take a look at when waiting for the “perfect”‘ is taking up more of your time than it needs to. Sometimes it’s better to get things done than to have them done the way we think is “perfect”. So get clear on your intention and let that lead you. If your goal is to acknowledge your friend on her birthday, stop waiting to get the “perfect birthday gift” and just get a nice gift and get it on time. And if your goal is to launch a new website by the end of the month stop waiting to make sure your website it “perfect” before it launches – just make sure there are no typos and get it up. And for whatever else you are waiting to do until the timing is “perfect”, that time is now. In the end, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and angst and it will all be… perfect.