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Are you someone who endlessly tweaks your creations and has a hard time getting them into the world? Is perfectionism and procrastination crushing your productivity?
I can relate. As someone with high standards who cares deeply about the quality of what I produce, I’m intimately familiar with the seductive pull to keep polishing into oblivion.
However, perfectionism is an insidious trap that can grind your output to a halt and suffocate your soul — if you let it.If you wait to get it perfect, you’ll never get it out there. #ProgressNotPerfection Click To Tweet
Which is why I was excited when Laura asked today’s question about knowing when enough is enough. In other words, how do you know when your work is ready for public consumption? While there’s no set formula, there is a simple 3-word mantra that saves me from endless tweaking — every time.
Note: If ‘high standards’ are your justification for perpetual polishing, you’ll be happy to know that using this mantra does not equate to sub par work.
It does, however, begin to dismantle the paralyzing pursuit of perfection and train you to produce more swiftly and joyfully. Most importantly, it’ll help you stay rooted in a growth mindset.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch:
Tell me about your experience with perfectionism and procrastination. How do you know when it’s time to stop polishing and just hit publish, so to speak?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
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The greatest barrier to the depth of your contribution is believing the voice in your head that says, “It’s not good enough yet.”
So use this mantra and free yourself from the prison of perfectionism.
Thank you so much for reading, watching and diving into the discussion.
I’m truly grateful for your participation and the consistently insightful conversations that unfold here.
With all my love,