Thursday, November 29, 2012

Reaching Goals: Perfection is Overrated

It's natural to want to "do it just right." I personally believe that you increase your chances of reaching your goals when you allow yourself to be perfectly imperfect, or imperfectly perfect - your choice. :) By that I mean that you give yourself the space to be less than perfectly perfect.

It has been my observation that people who cling to being perfectly perfect and find that they can't reach a goal in exactly the way that they had planned will often totally scrap the idea the first second they stray off plan.

There is another course you can take. Straying off course was imperfectly perfect. It was imperfect because it wasn't part of the plan BUT it was perfect because it's telling you that the PLAN - NOT YOU is imperfect. It's not - as my grandmother used to say - time to throw the baby out with the bath water. It's time to take a few minutes to retool the plan.

You can set this up right from the start using what I term a "Stepped Goal" approach. This can be a great way to set up a goal where you are very confident you can reach a certain level of the goal but would like to shoot for a higher achievement level.

I'll explain more about what I mean tomorrow.

Your challenge for today is to go through the day noticing and embracing all that is perfectly imperfect or imperfectly perfect - you choice. ;)

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