How to Overcome Perfectionism in Business
If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself comparing yourself to others — especially on social media. Unfortunately what that led me to was this need for perfectionism. Whether it be from the number of people in my niche I was following and compared their strengths to my weaknesses or, the fear of delegating certain tasks.
See, I had this odd perception that if I wasn’t doing something personally — it wouldn’t be good enough. However, if you’ve been here I’m sure you can related to this; as a result of trying to do everything myself or, living up to other coaches/mentors content — I was simply, unproductive.
I wasn’t allowing myself to niche down and be intentional with what I loved doing and creating the most. In fact, I felt even more bogged down than anything. Giving up activities or time with my family to do tasks that quite frankly someone else out there excels at.
Tap into your own strengths and delegate your ‘weaknesses‘.
Overcome Perfectionism and Become more Productive
Here are 3 ways you can start to overcome that need for perfectionism in your business;
First and foremost do what you can to reduce and/or eliminate those you find you compare yourself to the most — to your own detriment. Now, don’t get me wrong here — I believe everyone should have people that look up to or, a mentor to learn from however, not if it is causing you more harm than good.
And, truth is there isn’t much efficiency in following too many people either. In fact, it can be quite confusing, right? So, find those couple mentors and remember you’re there to learn from NOT compare to.
Think about it like this — chances are you are comparing their chapter 10 to your chapter 1. Start overcoming perfectionism by unfollowing some people, it’s not mean it’s mandatory.
The second thing I want to encourage you to do is …
… give yourself permission to be GREAT!
Give yourself permission to succeed. See, when you get caught up in perfectionism all you’re doing is prolonging that success. In many cases it’s that need to be perfect that truly holds us back. Let yourself know it’s OK to delegate, it’s OK to unfollow and it’s more than OK to achieve success.
Lastly, stop getting ready to get ready (know what I mean?). This acronym; A.L.A., will help.
Act, Learn Act.
Because let’s be honest one of best teachers are learned in our last mistake. I want to encourage you to take action, review and LEARN from that action and then go on and act again. See, when we act and take the time to learn through reviewing, tweaking, etc. and then take action again it will almost always be better the second time around.
You deserve to get out of the perfectionism universe and attain the level of success you desire.
If these tips were helpful for you, be sure to share them out and let me know in the comments where you will start to steer away from the world of unhealthy comparisons and being, unproductive.
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