It took me a long time, but I eventually realized that being a “Perfectionist” at work is impossible, as there is ALWAYS something else I can do to make things better. My brain works in a way that I have to outline every step of the project before I am comfortable enough to begin. There’s nothing worse than starting something when I don’t have everything ready to finish it.
Someone finally got me to realize that my 80% complete is probably better than most people’s 100% complete. I also realized that you could never get to the 5th step on your project unless you start with step #1. To steal from Nike, Just Do It! Start your project because there will be time to work on the next steps later. Procrastination is a lot harder when you are willing to take one step at a time.
Thank you Erik Janeczko; Business Coach.