Strive for Progress not Perfection

Hey everyone!

It has been a while since I have been on here.

I wanted to talk a minute on what I think a lot of us struggle with, and I am one of them.

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I am one that so over analyze everything and feel like I can never get everything I want done cause it is not EXACTLY  how I want it.  I get so caught up in the smallest details that sometimes I lose focus on the overall picture.  Can you relate?

So how do I overcome this.  Well a there are a few things I do that have been lifesavers. So I hope some of these help you too.

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When I start a new task, I must have a game plan or nothing will get done.  I try to break down each new project in 3 or more many tasks.  This helps me feel like I can actually tackle it and it is not as overwhelming as I first think when starting. I have to give each task a deadline to keep me focus so I can get the over all project on schedule.


Even after making smaller tasks, I have learned over the years that I can not be great at everything. Even though I want to be. So there are times, I have to ask for help or hire others to do things for me because in reality it just makes sense for the project and my sanity. At first I felt like a cheat for hiring some things out. But I could not complete my project on time, with the level of perfection I want, and keep my sanity and my family life in balance.  It was not cheating, it was working smarter not harder.


One last thing I have come to learn, which was the hardest for me, was making progress was so much more important than perfection. I have worked so hard on things and so much time to make them “perfect” and blown deadlines and budgets. I hate not being able to produce perfection. But since breaking things down in smaller tasks with deadlines and hiring out things I just can not do as well as I want it to be has help me reach those projects on time and budget.

I hope these tips will help you like they have helped me.

2 thoughts on “Strive for Progress not Perfection

  1. Great blog post! I have to remind myself all the time that the progress is what matters because we aren’t going to get to protection, we will always find something hat isn’t right. Great reminder to get it done and that is the important part.


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