Perfection gets in the way. Many people don’t start or finish their goals because they fear the results will not be perfect. They worry about what others are going to think, what if they fail?
Perfection sets a standard so high, it’s impossible to achieve.
I was asked once in a group coaching session, "How do you know when good enough is enough?" There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It's subjective.
You have to dig a little deeper in each circumstance to figure this out. Here are a few questions to consider:
1) What are you comparing yourself to?
2) Is this a fair and realistic comparison?
3) Would you have the same expectation for someone else?
4) If roles were reversed, how would you help someone else with this challenge?
5) What’s the worst case scenario?
6) If this happened, what could you learn from it?
7) Have you given it your best?
8) Are you proud of your work?
I suggest asking these questions with someone else as many ADDer’s are verbal processors. Once you hear what you are thinking, it’s easier to process and start to make more sense of it.
What about you? How do you fight perfectionism? Please share your ideas and thoughts below in the comments!
Until Next Time,