Are you a perfectionist? So am I.
Perfectionism is something I’ve battled with forever.
I believe this tendency has held me back in business.
For example, posting on LinkedIn is painful because I tend to agonize over every word.
And creating video content is even worse!
The truth is that perfectionism is just another word for procrastination.
I sometimes struggle to get tasks or projects done (or even to get started) because:
- I worry that I don’t have time to “do my best”
- I worry that people will judge the quality of my work
My very first coach told me to focus on “progress, not perfection.”
Even though I know this intellectually, I really struggle to apply it.
To counteract my natural tendency to procrastinate, I’ve got a mantra that I repeat to myself over and over:
“Done is better than perfect.”
So in that spirit, I give you my latest video.