I practice excellence, not perfection. Still, people still think of me as a perfectionist. There is a difference. A perfectionist rarely moves forward, and when they do, it is not a joyous event. I had a strategy for ROMP Coaching’s launch for 2018 – Work real hard the first three months, then, Voila! Everything is in place. Next thing I realized it was June. It was time to reconsider this strategy.
Excellence Not Perfection
Excellence allows me to realize it’s time to change something. Perfection would have cost a friendship and partnership. Perfection would have me frustrated with the work my husband DIDN’T do instead of the fantastic projects he did complete for the business. Excellence allows me to fall forward – changing strategy in stride when something is not working. Perfection would have put an ugly stop with what could have been an excellent show.
I am grateful for the humility and insight to change my expectation and find a better solution. When you go for excellence, it tells the team your best is good enough. It brings you together.
Today I woke up at 9:00 a.m. instead of 5:00 a.m. I took the time to dust my home office before I started work. I also have my office door open so that my four-legged children can come and go as they please. Those are the good parts. It also means my best may not be good enough for some and that’s okay.
Gratitude allows me to stop my insanity. I know it sounds crazy to some, but when you have a gratitude ritual, you realize how integral you are to achieving your blessing. Because of this realization, you are more insightful and mindful of your actions. So yes can I stop my “crazy.”
This is my first week where I cut down my insane work hours. Think about your own insanity – come on; we all have some crazy. How do you stop it from getting in our way?
Think about it, after you say, “Thank you.”