With today’s post I had a lot of my entrepreneur friends in mind but the message applies to anyone really.
Whatever projects we are working on right now, for anything that is truly important to us, we have this battle between making sure our work is as high quality as possible… while at the same time, due dates arrive and sometimes our very best work still doesn’t cut it.
The thought of producing less than perfect work intimidates us because we worry about the long term impact this could have on our reputation.
So, in an effort to make sure the whole world sees us as “high quality producers”, we often get stuck in a perfectionist cycle where we work, and then rework our stuff forever delaying our due date. Very often, we never complete the project at all.
It can be a very slippery slope ESPECIALLY for entrepreneurs who make a living by producing “stuff” (be it products or services). At some point we all MUST be able to say, my work is “good enough”. But we want to say it from a place of integrity.
The following video explains how to tackle this dilemma…