Are you one of those people who are always trying to be perfect? If so, how’s that working out for you so far? Although it is admirable to possess such lofty standards, could it be that your ‘obsession’ with perfection is holding you back from being more productive and successful? As a home business entrepreneur, can you really afford to spend SO much time ‘fussing’ with or avoiding imperfections, especially when in most cases your less than perfect efforts will STILL get the job done?
If business success is what you seek perhaps ’embracing’ imperfection will allow you to get more done by NOT getting too hung up with everything being just so!
With the understanding that your quest for perfection may in fact be holding you back, how is it that you can ‘train’ yourself to accept results that are less than perfect? Well the answer can be found in just one single word, conditioning! The following article discusses 4 simple strategies you can use to condition yourself into accepting that NOT everything you do needs to be absolutely perfect!
All this talk about being more accepting of imperfections in your efforts and in life is for a reason, being perfect or at least trying to be will only get in your way and hold you back! Let’s hear what Holly G has to say about our obsession with perfection and how it can and will keep you from achieving more in your business or life…
Trying to be perfect all the time will likely result in higher frustration levels while also making you less productive! The discussion(s) presented above take the stance that targeting perfection all the time can literally be holding you back from being more successful than you already may be! For those of you who aspire to be successful as business entrepreneurs good results are what you need but few results is what you’ll get when obsessing with things being always perfect! Embracing imperfection and accepting that sometimes good is good enough will allow you to get more done thus increasing your probability of success! In the end it appears that it is a wiser choice to simply focus less on being perfect and more on adding value when and where you can!
Having the mindset for success is just as important as the physical efforts you invest in your quest to reach your goals! Many feel that their physical effort is all that’s needed to be successful but this could NOT be further from the truth! There’s no argument that you must be willing to work to achieve anything of reasonable significance but without the proper frame of mind to help maintain your motivation and direct your efforts, you may never reach your goals! If success is something you seek, it’s important to realize effort alone is going to get you where you want to go, and that your mental preparation plays a HUGE role in the level of success you do achieve!
The following video features some highly successful business leaders and athletes who share their own views on what it takes to be successful!
Do you have a mindset for success? The discussion we had here today emphasized the importance of not only being willing to work to reach your goals but also developing a mindset to help keep you and track and focused! You can not have one without the other and expect great results! Always remember, success starts in your own head and ‘filters’ out through your body in the form of the actions you take! If your actions are not properly directed by an ‘established’ goal oriented mindset, the actions you do take will likely lead to much frustration and wasted effort (possibly) resulting in you giving up and walking away from goals you’ve set! That really sucks!!!
Excessive thinking commonly referred to as over-thinking is the result of an overly-active analytical mind that can often lead to self-doubt! Perfectionists are typically guilty of spending or wasting too much time on the details or possible ‘what if’s’ when trying to make a decision! When this type of delay occurs it often leads to missed opportunities which can obviously limit your success by holding you back from taking the necessary actions! Does this type of thinking hold you back as a small internet business owner?
The following short video will help you determine if your own thinking actually delays your decision making process thereby sabotaging your success!
If you experience excessive thinking traits such as some of those presented in the brief video above, you are certainly NOT alone! The good news is you are now aware of your overthinking and the fact that it opens the door to self-doubt which is likely holding you back from making more timely decisions while also disrupting your peace of mind! Your professional and private life are fast moving therefore so should be your ability for making decisions or taking action, but be careful NOT to get caught up overthinking your situations or decisions because both life and opportunities can be fleeting!
Is your persistence ALL that is needed to be more successful in business or life? This is something we’ve all been led to believe, that by being persistent we will get what we want, but this belief can actually be holding you back! The very definition of persistency indicates a relentlessness of effort even in the face of challenges and setbacks! The question is does your persistency discourage you from allowing the time and patience it sometimes takes for some of your efforts to actually bear fruit or perhaps even keep you from exploring other options?
Let’s take a look at the roles of persistency and patience and how they affect your efforts to be more successful than you already may be…
When you combine the 2 aforementioned virtues, patience and persistence, amazingly wonderful things can happen as demonstrated in the following brief video…try not to tear up!
The ‘claim’ or belief that your persistence is all that’s needed for you to be more successful has been questioned and addressed above! The points and counter-points presented to you here today indicate that ‘relentless’ persistence can actually inhibit your ability to identify other options, solutions and even opportunities in your quest to reach your goals! On the other hand a perfect compliment to your persistency would be the willingness to invest both time and patience, along with your efforts, so that your quest will be more successful while at the same time allowing you the opportunity to learn something as well! To bring it all together it would seem combining both patience and persistency is the absolute best way to reach your goals while increasing your knowledge and skill sets!
The amount of focus and concentration you bring to any task is typically in direct proportion to how successful you are in terms of completing it! Whether it’s your personal or professional life, the fact is you will experience more success and happiness by staying firmly focused on both your actions and the results you get! Your attention to detail will insure that the efforts you do invest are of good quality which which also means the time you invest will be more productive as well! As we ‘drift’ deeper into the summer months many of us may find it increasingly more difficult to maintain our focus due to all the distractions typically associated with the warm weather! Social gatherings with family and friends usually increase this time of year however, for most everybody, there is still work to be done!
Let’s further explore immediately below how to bring better focus to your personal and professional life so that you can be more productive and enjoy greater success and happiness!
The 10 zen-based habits discussed immediately above are meant to help you develop a more positive attitude as well as to improve your creativity and strenthen your motivation! With a healthy mindset like this it becomes much easier to establish and maintain a laser like focus that will enable you to reach your goals and maximize your potential! Now let’s see in the brief video below, how your focus and concentration along with you taking the proper actions can bring you the success you seek!
Ever notice how the more focus and concentration you bring to any task, the better the results you get? Well the discussion above serves to offer you 10 habits you can develop that will help you to be more productive along with a brief video explaining the role your own ability to focus plays in your success and happiness! With the upcoming challenges the warmer weather is sure to bring to keeping yourself focused and productive in your professional life, establishing the right mindset by developing the proper habits will go a long way towards helping you maintain the focus you need to reach your goals! In closing always remember to include your own happiness as one of your chief goals for a well rounded life and the peace of mind that goes with it!