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Doubting yourself leads to incessant nitpicking that’s keeping you from performing your best. See ways to overcome perfectionism and boost your productivity right NOW!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a perfectionist. Nothing beats the peace of mind you get knowing that everything you do is exactly how you want it. Don't let your intense desire to get things right all the time get in the way of certain tasks because of the constant nitpicking. You’ll end up putting off important tasks simply because things are not the way you want them to be.
When you're letting your perfectionism get in the way of business, you're only holding yourself back. You're not productive or efficient. You're not getting the most out of your hard work! If you’re struggling to overcome your strong desire for perfection to the point that your productivity is severely affected, keep these tips in mind:
You cannot win ‘em all. Instead of waiting for the perfect moment to complete a certain task just because it goes with what you think is right, do it now and see where it goes.
The thing is, “perfection” creates unrealistic expectations, and you’ll only add undue stress on yourself if you insist on the unattainable. It’s fine to hope for the best results but give yourself a break if things didn’t pan out the way you thought they would. Learn from your mistakes, move on, and try again.
Sticking to a schedule helps tick more of the essential tasks you need to complete off your to-do list. By sticking to a deadline and holding yourself accountable for missed assignments, you are more likely to complete one project after another. You can always count on a friend or a loved one to keep you on track, but change comes from the inside. If you want to stay 100% committed to getting things done, you don’t need someone to remind you what needs to be done.
Most times, our desire for perfection is rooted in our fear of rejection. Second-guessing yourself when you’re dealing with an important client or working on a big project is normal. It’s okay to feel a twinge of fear when we’re doing something to the best of our abilities and still feel like we’re not doing enough. But if your fear of rejection keeps you from making actual progress, you need to stop with the nitpicking. Do what you think is best, and then hope for a positive outcome. Masking your fear by maniacally doing the same tasks repeatedly will only lead to unnecessary delays that could put off potential clients.
If your inner perfectionist keeps you from getting anything done, channelling that energy into something creative might help you stay productive. Instead of obsessing over the littlest details, why don’t you look for inspiration to take your mind off the self-doubt and negativity? A relatable quote, an eye-catching image, giving crafting a try, or minding your growing vegetable patch, these activities help refresh the mind and keep the spirit inspired. There are so many inspirations that will keep you motivated; you need to find the right one.
You have the power to get things done, and if you believe in yourself that you can do it, no power could stop you from doing exactly that. Don’t let your fear of rejection and self-doubt keep you from performing your best. Negativity may keep you down, but you’ll definitely bounce back if you believe in yourself.
Running a business in a bleak economic landscape has its challenges, but as long as you’re staying productive, nothing is impossible. Stop with the second-guessing and get moving! The faster you get things done, the more time you have to focus on your core business. Try these tips to help you stay motivated, productive, and inspired to do more!
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