Why Perfection at Work Is Overrated

Finish this sentence: “Before I launch a new product, send my resume to a potential employer, or finalize a speech to deliver in front of the whole company, I want to make sure it’s ____.”

Maybe you said “engaging” or “spell-checked” or “approved by my boss.”

But my guess is that the majority of you finished that sentence with the same word: “perfect.”

As humans, the need to strive for perfection is ingrained in us. You can see it in the way we look up to successful people: We expect the people we hold in high regard—like managers, CEOs, or political candidates—to be perfect, without a single flubbed answer or ill-conceived business decision.

So it’s no wonder that when you’re striving to be successful, you’re simultaneously striving for perfection.

Which is a big, fat waste of time.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

Here’s what you need to be striving for instead.

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