Perfecting Your Perfectionism: Another secret to success
Updated: Aug 2, 2019
A tip for those who struggle with procrastination
Procrastination can be a major pitfall for perfectionists. Another secret to perfecting your perfectionism is avoiding procrastination by telling yourself “I am aiming for progress now, not perfection.” And try setting a time limit to work on this task. Once the time is up, give yourself a grade on the task. If is a C or higher, you have made serious progress! Remember, a C- grade may not have been what others expect(ed) of you, but really a C is meant to be “average”. Now your task is done to at least an “average” standard anything you choose to come back and fix will make it better.
Keep in mind, some tasks do not always have to be “A+” material! Remember that quote from my Facebook video :
"Everything worth doing is worth doing badly. " - G.K. Chesterson
Think about it like this – have you ever had one of those nights where you just can’t get to sleep because you keep replaying tiny mistakes you have made? I think most of us have! Now, how many nights do you lay awake thinking about tiny mistakes other people have made? I am willing to guess not nearly as often.
So, when procrastination is starting to take over, remember that you don’t always have to flawlessly complete the task with lightning speed and give yourself permission to celebrate the baby steps that move you in the right direction.
Have a positive day and come back soon for more tips on improving your life!
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