I’m a perfectionist.
I used to wear this title as a badge of honor. After all, to me, it meant that my work was always of the highest quality and that every detail of any project was taken into consideration.
Perfectionism isn’t all bad. Perfectionists tend to be very organized, detail-oriented, and present polished work based on high standards. But, let’s be real. Being a perfectionist is a lot of work. Although their work may require less correction on the back end, perfectionists are not the most efficient people in the world. Not only that, sometimes perfectionism just isn’t necessary. Sometimes good enough really is good enough, and getting bogged down in unnecessary details can be an impediment to success.
It wasn’t until I started Seed Hatchery and began the process of doing a year’s-worth of work in 90 days, that I began to see just how much my perfectionism was holding me back. I had a tendency to get so caught up in the minute details, that it took a long time to makesignificant progress. I was putting in a lot of hours without actually accomplishing much.
I’ll always remember the moment when I realized how much my perfectionism had become a hindrance. Read more…