Hello. I’m Ali Davies. I’m a recovering Perfectionist. There. I’ve said it. I share this with you because the quest for perfection gets in the way of progress for many people. It can stop you moving forward and achieving results in all sorts of ways in all areas of your life and work. And if you are getting in your own way of moving forward, then that’s a problem.

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The Beauty of Imperfect Action

The Beauty of Imperfect ActionHello. I’m Ali Davies. I’m a recovering Perfectionist.

There. I’ve said it.

I share this with you because the quest for perfection gets in the way of progress for many people.

It can stop you moving forward and achieving results in all sorts of ways in all areas of your life and work.

And if you are getting in your own way of moving forward, then that’s a problem.

Years ago I got caught up with striving for perfection with all sorts of things. I realised that it was stopping me from moving forward. Trying to get everything perfect before moving forward was keeping me stuck.

Finally, I realised two very important things:

Perfectionism doesn’t equal results.

and

The pursuit of progress trumps the pursuit of perfection.

Once I really got both of those things, it was liberating. Things happened faster. Results came more easily. Things became more fun.

The focus on progress replaced the focus on things being perfect.Taking imperfect action became part of my strategy, life and work.

The Beauty of Imperfect Action

Here is the absolute beauty of taking imperfect action:

It moves things forward. It gets results. It frees up time. It feels liberating. It reduces stress. I could go on and on about the benefits.

And that is why, if you are a raging perfectionist, I invite you to replace the focus on perfection with a focus on progress.

Embrace taking imperfect action. You won’t regret it.

Are you a recovering perfectionist? Is this something you struggle with? Please share your experiences on this subject in the comments below.

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