It’s common for people to struggle with the need to feel perfect.
Especially when you’re trying something new. Whether you have a business, a hobby, or take an investment risk, it can be hard to settle.
When your time and money are on the line, it’s even more difficult.
So, I’m here to explain the best way to be the most perfect you.
Becoming better and more productive lies in progress, which is what I’m about to show you.
Perhaps it started in school, or with a job, or just with things around the house.
But do you ever find yourself redoing something you’ve already done?
Or worse, spending time fixing something someone else has already completed?
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect you to settle for half-done jobs or less-than-average results, but there needs to be a line in the sand for when to stop your perfectionism.
Writers are especially famous for this. An author told me once that she rewrote a draft over 700 times before submitting it to a publisher.
I’m sure that final draft was incredible, but I also know that she still would have to perform edits given to her by the publisher.
She’s also admitted to not feeling satisfied with her final draft.
So, what is it about people that we can spend years writing 700 versions of the same thing, and still not be content with it?
And, when you start to consider how much money you lose when you waste time, you’ll realize that perfectionism is an inefficient practice.
It may not come as a shock, but millionaires tend to operate with a different mindset than the average American.
They’ve admitted to restructuring how they think, meaning, they consider their time to be equivalent to lost or gained money.
With that, think about how much time you wasted trying to perfect something?
And, while you’re thinking about it, were you completely 100% satisfied with your finished product? Or did other things come up and force you to abandon the project where it was?
What this means for you is stop wasting your time trying to achieve perfection.
Perfectionism is the direct enemy of progress.
Unlike wasteful sessions trying to make a project perfect, progress helps you to achieve a satisfactory result and move on to your next venture.
Learn to be productive in shorter periods of time and create shortcuts to help you reach the goal you seek.
Once you’ve mastered that, you’re well on your way to spending less time (and money) on things that should’ve gotten the stamp of approval ages ago.
Budget your time and efforts to be the most efficient and profitable as possible. You’ll notice a huge difference in not only your bottom line, but also in your life.