Don't let perfection get in the way of progress
Posted on 22nd March 2019 at 13:50
One of the biggest challenges that I’ve observed lots of business owners have, whether it comes to their business life or their personal life, is the belief that everything needs to be perfect. That in order to succeed, everything needs to be just right.
In my own personal view, there’s nothing wrong with high standards, but when we have standards so high that they paralyse us, are those standards serving or are they actually hindering?
Have a think about perfection. What is perfection? When you do something, does it have to be perfect? Does it have to be right? Or are you happy to release something that might be in a beta version, for example?
Sometimes, in order to get things done, perhaps having the mindset of allowing things to be in a beta version, might be a good step forward.
When it also comes to perfection, one of the things that I’ve noticed is the perfection around expectation. So, what do I mean by that? Do you expect the same from other people that you have for yourself? Or are those expectations higher or lower?
I have the privilege of working with amazing people, they are all high achievers, they all achieve amazing things. But when it comes to this subject of expectation, one thing that I have come to see, and observe, is that every single one of these amazing people, have a higher expectation of themselves than they do of others. As a result, they suffer in some way.
So, I just wanted to share this blog, because sometimes it’s not something we think about, that our expectations of ourselves are different than they are of others. So, I invite you to consider your expectations, just review, start to become aware, what are your expectations of yourself? And how are they different to the expectations you have of others around you?
Inspired by a Facebook Live video published to Cassie's Facebook page.
About Cassie Footman
Cassie delivers success coaching for personal and business success. Discussing what your goals are, the steps towards achieving those goals and what to do when you get there! What comes next?!
Cassie works with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established small business owners to help them navigate their way to achievement, fulfilment and a sustainable level of rewards. Through group coaching, events and public speaking Cassie works with groups and individuals to build on existing successes or help to get new business owners using their talent effectively to secure those much-needed sales and strategies for starting from the beginning in business ownership.
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