Perfection Paralysis Can be Overcome with Logical Questions

By , The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Next time you say, “But it’s still not perfect,” ask yourself:

*  What is perfect to you?
*  What will benefit you more, perfection or overall productivity?
*  How would your project appear to an impartial observer?

Being a perfectionist can, indeed, paralyze or inhibit your ability to move forward. Even though it might feel essential in the moment, perfectionism truly keeps you from maximizing your potential.

Perhaps your perfectionist serves to promote an illusion of protecting you from criticism or taking on challenges that feel scary.

Now ask yourself these additional questions. Jot down the first answers that come to mind:

*  What are you trying to make up for by being perfect?
*  What does it cover up?
*  What does it protect you from?

Give yourself 2 minutes to answer each question. What patterns do you discover?

As you see, perfectionism can have a life of its own. Make sure you’re in the driver’s seat!

Paula Eder, PhD is an internationally-known coach and published author who specializes in mentoring heart-based entrepreneurs and small business owners, from the inside out, to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they make more money, create more freedom, and find more time.  To learn more about Paula’s unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System and begin your transformational journey, sign up for her Finding Time Success Kit. Discover how you can find time for what matters most.

© Copyright 2009 Paula Eder, Ph.D.
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