May 8, 2017 – Are you confusing performance with perfection? Is perfection your objective with each endeavor you undertake or is achieving excellence through 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 may need to take something to that next level of excellence.
Take an MM&I Moment to determine whether you are focusing too much on perfecting something. Could this focus actually be causing you not to progress, because you're caught up in what you believe will make it perfect? Turn whatever it is that is making you think it is not yet perfect into a learning and growth opportunity. Seek to discover what will make it progress and move forward in a positive direction versus what will make it perfect.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes." – Haridas Chaudhuri
Yours in synergistic thinking,