You have SO many things on your to do list.
“Just start something”, you tell yourself.
Yet you just sit there and stare at your list. You think to yourself; “Everything needs to be done! Right now and just right!”
This is one of the symptoms of perfectionism. This post will include tips on how to deal with this traint in your business.
If you are a perfectionist, you are highly aware of weaknesses and imperfections in yourself and others. You likely work to be at the top of what ever you do. Mistakes make you cringe.
While it’s perfectly healthy for people to strive to achieve high standards, perfectionists are pushed by worries of disapproval and lack of confidence. A perfectionist is highly concerned about rejection and ridicule.
This can very much result in becoming frozen and relentlesly rigid in processes. They often become so inflexible that they cannot begin a project for fear of failure or making a mistake. An initial fear of not being good enough and that being reflected in their effort effects them negatively.
Due to these symptoms, they often become and are labeled as procrastinators.
In order to get out of your own way, you may need to do some prioritising.
Begin making lists of everything you feel you need to get done. This can seem like a daunting task. The list itself may seem too big to even begin to tackle.
The best way to do this is by just making one large list of Everything! Then get a few pieces of paper and make topic or category lists.
The following is an example of some lists you can create from your main list of ‘everything’ to get you started on that path of letting go and getting it done.
Category Lists & Items :
- House Cleaning
- sanitize counters
- Living Room
- straighten sofa
- Home & Business Budget
- Website Creation
- upload WishList Member plugin
- write content
- make list of topics
- days to post
- Marketing Plan
- social media
- advertisement exchange
- Website Creation
- Newsletter Creation
Make sure to write out ‘everything’ on your initial list first. This will simplify things enough to be able to tackle the Category List.
Now take each step individually, one at a time.
Do a little here and there and before you know it, you are off and running with it. You are no longer toddling along – you are now the marathon runner!
Remember, nothing is ever perfect. Nothing will be ‘good’ enough. We all have to start somewhere in order to improve on anything.
Mistakes happen to even the most brilliant. If you do not start – you cannot make it better! 🙂