Is Perfection Slowing You Down?

Joshua A. Luna
June 24, 2022
Is Perfection Slowing You Down?
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How many hours have you spent tinkering on your work?

You might go back and forth editing a presentation or spend extra time planning the “right” strategy for your team to execute.

Taking that extra time sounds like the right thing to do - after all, it shows that you’re dedicated and willing to leave no stone unturned.

But what you’re sacrificing 9 times out of 10 is the ability to move quickly.

At the leadership level, you’re measured on your ability to make decisions.

Decisions that impact your work, your team, and your organization.

And when those decisions become muddled and slow because you’re focusing on perfecting too many small details, others end up paying the price.

You can still be thoughtful and move at an appropriate pace.

Speed > perfection

Regardless of what you’re spending time on at work, ask yourself this question:

"Am I being clear and concise?"

If your answer to both is yes, you can fix everything else along the way.

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P.S.

Have you ever been afraid to take a sick day at work?

Some are saying that the work from home trend is killing the idea of a sick day.

My take?

It doesn't matter.

Check out the video I recorded covering this topic and what I recommend to do if you ever run into this problem.