Do you believe yourself to be 100% in all the things you do? Is 99% not good enough?
Many of us get trapped in to the perfectionism, looking at the small bit of pieces to complete to make it 100%. Being a perfectionist, you may look to be imperfect to others. Perfectionism is a trap, which make you not capable enough. The fun you can thoroughly enjoy in whatever you do, you may not be able to, if look for perfectionism. You keep losing your time at small details and get off from the track of other things. You limit people to come onto your life just because they cannot cope up with the details of things you are looking at. Being a perfectionist not only kept you in isolation and keep in damper of life receiving the enjoyment
Why do people to be perfectionist? The simple reason being they cannot take judgement of others. They do not want to get blames or receive any critical feedback. With the fact that they do things to get appreciation than critical feedback. The other aspect they tend to forget is, if they do not complete the tasks on time they may receive to be not responsible in others point of view. The people who are perfectionist are surrounded by the point of view of themselves and find satisfaction in what they do ignoring the fact of how important for others to have those tasks done by them is important. The perfectionist cannot see a big picture. In a professional life, they may be put back in the responsibilities they need to share. They have been seen as a person who cannot progress on task given to them, not able to understand the vision and the need of the organization. They eventually not get any feedback from others as others keep a judgement of them as not responsible enough.
Trying to ne perfectionist you lose the real taste of life. If you try your child to be perfect, he may never walk or taste the food. Because when he takes the first step, he can never be perfect. It stops you from growing, learning, exploring and having fun at life.
Be willing to let go of judgement
If you do not have judgment there will not be any standards or baseline. The other way of letting go of judgement is the willingness to receive the judgement. Or in other terms the willingness to grow, learn and explore. So dealing with perfection is changing your mindset to receive judgement. In a professional environment when you receive feedback you are in allowance of making yourself into the progress of learning and making improvements. It gives allowance for you to receive by people as a learner and enthusiastic
Doing incremental steps
Finishing tasks on incremental progress is best way to progress with things you do. This means doing the first cut of things to complete. Review an reproces the task to look at the progress and take the learning from it. This way you be mastering the art of the activities and eventually be able to do it in much faster time than the first. You may receive appreciation from other people to be quick and inculcating their needs and urgency if the task involves other people. You may also have perceived as good leader in a professional environment and other leaders in the organization will look up to you to take more responsibilities
Set your rules aside. If you get into the rules of perfectionisms you get trapped. You room need to be perfect, your kitchen need not be perfect, the tasks given to you need to be perfect but it needs completion. To reach to completion you need to progress with it. The rules you set will not allow you to progress. You need be flexible around to look at what is required to get it progressed. The rules put will put you onto pressure and stress. The rules set around is the inner fear of handling the abilities you have. There’s so much of creativity and abilities in you that you set yourself to perceive as failures when you are not flexible enough to explore and progress with it. So, you set rules around them not to failure. Taking out the rules is the best way to perceive progress and have fun with whatever you do
If you remember the 8-20 principle, it is important to focus on the 20% of things that produce the 80% of the desired outcome. The key to success is to give the best effort in what you do rather than holding off to make progress and take the key learning to make incremental improvements to it. Hence make move from perfection to progress.