We all strive to be or at least should be striving to be the best version of ourselves. This goes without saying. The majority of you that read this article are professionals in your industry and being a professional means putting our best foot forward. When we do this we are trying to guarantee not only repeat business, but also referrals and high praise WOM.
But, in trying to create the absolute very best content for our clients, making the products we offer in the value extreme category, offering the highest-high quality services are we doing justice to ourselves to our clients?
Now, I am not saying slack off, or pump it out so fast it looks like a five-year-old made it. I’m saying do not hinder your productivity because you are so focused on perfection that your productivity is reduced sometimes in half.
Take a moment to review your progress in life and how many goals you are accomplishing. If you are way behind the curve ball ask yourself if it is because you are hindering your own growth and productivity due to always trying to achieve ‘Perfect Perfection’?
You have all heard it before, there is a time and place for everything. In life, it is okay to make progress by getting things done less than perfect. The key is to know when to put that extra effort in and when to just Git ER Done.
Perfection in everything can stifle our ability to help all those we need to help, it can cause us to lock down worrying that we are not enough—that our work, service, product, efforts are not enough. Think about it this way, have you ever asked someone for something and it took weeks to receive to the point that you thought to yourself, “I would be happy with anything—I just need something!”? We have all been there, but we do not want to become that person that people say, I can hardly get ahold of them… BUT when I do they are great…. Instead, we want to be that person others can count on. If you always deliver ‘great’ but when it matters you deliver ‘EXCELLENCE’ you will go farther in life than you ever imagined. So, do your best with the time and ability you have always and when it matters – when it really matters pull out all the stops and be so GREAT they never forget you!
~Kristi A. Kirkland