Aug 24, 2009 – Are you focused on perfection or growth? Is perfection your objective with each endeavor you undertake or are excellence, continuously learning and growing? If you are seeking perfection, you will not only be your worse critic, you will also be your worse saboteur. Nothing can keep you from taking something to its next level more than a focus on perfection. However, a focus on growth and learning can help you discover the very thing you need to take something to that next level of excellence.
Take an MM&I moment to determine whether you are focusing too much on perfection in something that is frustrating you right this minute. Could this focus actually be causing you not to progress because you want it to be perfect? Then turn whatever it is that is making you think it is not yet perfect into a learning and growth opportunity and seek to discover what will make it happen versus what will make it perfect.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“Remember that fear lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.” - Dr. David M. Burns
Yours in synergistic thinking,