Strive for Progress not Perfection


Hey everyone!

It's my first post on my new website!


I wanted to talk a minute on what I think a lot of us struggle with, and I am one of them.

I am one that so over analyze everything and feel like I can never get everything I want done cause it is not EXACTLY  how I want it.  I get so caught up in the smallest details that sometimes I lose focus on the overall picture.  Can you relate?


So how do I overcome this.  Well a there are a few things I do that have been lifesavers. So I hope some of these help you too.


When I start a new task, I must have a game plan or nothing will get done.  I try to break down each new project in 3 or more many tasks.  This helps me feel like I can actually tackle it and it is not as overwhelming as I first think when starting. I have to give each task a deadline to keep me focus so I can get the over all project on schedule.


Even after making smaller tasks, I have learned over the years that I can not be great at everything. Even though I want to be. So there are times, I have to ask for help or hire others to do things for me because in reality it just makes sense for the project and my sanity. At first I felt like a cheat for hiring some things out. But I could not complete my project on time, with the level of perfection I want, and keep my sanity and my family life in balance.  It was not cheating, it was working smarter not harder.


One last thing I have come to learn, which was the hardest for me, was making progress was so much more important than perfection. I have worked so hard on things and so much time to make them “perfect” and blown deadlines and budgets. I hate not being able to produce perfection. But since breaking things down in smaller tasks with deadlines and hiring out things I just can not do as well as I want it to be has help me reach those projects on time and budget.

I hope these tips will help you like they have helped me.

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