Afraid to make a decision, undertake a course of action, or finish a project until you have more information, do more work, feel more confident, complete more analysis…perfection paralysis strikes all of us at times. It leads to unnecessary delays and lost opportunities, ultimately costing money and causing stress.
Your first weapon in fighting perfection paralysis is to be able to recognize when it’s happening. Clues can be that you’ve pushed deadlines trying to make your report a bit better, you’ve put off making a decision because you want to do just a little more research, or you have trouble delegating or resisting the urge to “fix” other people’s work because you feel you’re the only one who can properly complete the task.
Once you know that you’re suffering from perfection paralysis, there are two important questions that can help you fight it. More →
Performance – defined as the execution or accomplishment of work, tasks, etc., or the manner or efficiency with which you fulfill your intended purpose – is something that we all deal with on a daily basis but, barring the odd performance review, seldom measure and monitor. When you step back and take a look, are you completely satisfied with how you’re performing in all areas of your life? Do you feel like you’re firing on all cylinders or is there something you’d like to improve? If you’re like most people, there’s at least one area of your life in which you think you’re under performing and which you’d like to further develop. More →
Leadership seems to be the talk of the town these days.- What is leadership? What does it take to be a good leader? Lots of people are looking to “develop” their leadership or are looking for leadership “opportunities” but few people acknowledge that they are already a leader. Everyone is a leader somewhere in their lives. Where is that for you? Articulate the characteristics that you think a good leader demonstrates and then look for where you are demonstrating those characteristics. More →
Is anyone else getting tired of all the talk about work life balance? There seem to be endless articles, presentations, blogs, and discussions with their content being generally split between tips on how to achieve it and a warning to readers that work life balance is an impossible goal. All of which is predicated on the premise that your life consists of everything other than your work, and that more time at home and less time at work is the preferable outcome. More →