The Perfectionism Trap: The Devil Really is in the Details

Jun 13, 2021 1 Min Read
Done is Better than Perfect
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Perfectionism can hinder you from attaining your utmost potential—don't get trapped into Perfectionism.
“Perfectionism” is a pair of tight shoes that look fabulous. “Good enough” is a pair of worn-in sneakers in which you move quickly and get work done. “Perfectionism” is the last screen of a triumphant game of Tetris, which you lost the whole day to attain. “Good enough” is an easy breezy game of frisbee that you play for pleasure.

The delicate balance between the pursuit of excellence and chasing perfection is hard to achieve. And perfectionism serves its devotees well—I know because I’m one of them. But when perfectionism is indiscriminate, it steals thoughtful time and must be curbed for efficiency.

>> Related article: How Perfectionism Makes You Worse At Your Job > Related article: Why Striving for Perfection Stops You Doing Your Best Work <<

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Juliet Funt is the founder and CEO at JFG (Juliet Funt Group), which is a consulting and training firm built upon the popular teaching of CEO Juliet Funt, author of A Minute to Think.

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