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Sunday, October 3, 2010

How Perfectionism Will Keep You From Accomplishing Your Goals

 By: Warren Little


Is perfectionism keeping you from accomplishing your goals? Have you ever said something like "This report has to be perfect before I turn it in." Or, "My presentation has to be perfect before I meet with the client."

The problem is, perfection is impossible. And continuously striving for it can stall you -- keep you from making progress on your goals and benefiting from the results. This is the downside of having to aim for perfection in everything that you do.

Sometimes, the very thought that you are not doing something "perfectly" can stop you in your tracks and stomp on your motivation.

Don't fall into that trap.

If, for example, you have to get a winning sales letter in the mail to achieve one of your business goals, take a shot at writing it. Aim for "good" -- and get it about 80 percent of the way there. Then test it. Once you have the test results, you will be able to aim for "better," because you will have more information to work with.

The 80 percent rule should be applied to every goal you set for yourself.

Let us say you have been slaving away at a project. You've been putting in long hours, and wearing yourself out. As a result, you are beginning to neglect your other job responsibilities -- and even your health. What's worse is if you have a family. You may not be able to spend quality with time your family.

It is time to put the 80 percent rule to work.

Say to yourself, "Have I achieved 80 percent of what I was aiming for with this project? If not, I will continue to work on it. If so, I will move forward."

Now this doesn't mean that you do not pour 100 percent of your energy and attention into your goals. It just means that you stop trying to make every detail perfect.

It took me 25 years to learn the 80 percent rule. Do not wait that long to take advantage of this time-saving, money-making, and goal-achieving insider secret. Had I implemented the 80 percent rule much earlier, my success would have come much faster and easier. (I also would have had a lot more time to spend with my family.)

If, like me, you are a perfectionist by nature, it is not going to be easy to keep your perfectionism at bay. You will surely and repeatedly do everything you can to achieve perfections. It's almost an addiction. However, if you recognize that aiming for perfection pose threats to your other personal responsibilities, you have to do something to keep it at bay and this will take constant effort. But it will be well worth it.

That's why, for the past 10 years, this has been my rule: 80 percent means good to go! As Michael Masterson always says, "Ready, Fire, Aim."

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1 comment:

  1. "Now this doesn't mean that you do not pour 100 percent of your energy and attention into your goals. It just means that you stop trying to make every detail perfect."

    I like this advice :)