My constant pursuit of perfection is both a blessing and a curse.
God designed me that way, and I’m more than okay with it. I certainly leverage the positive aspects of being a precisionist. But in some areas I need to do a better job of protecting myself from myself!
Working on the Goal Victory presentation over the last few weeks was incredibly enjoyable, and in spite of a few technical issues, the seminar was very successful. We were able to provide a lot of info in just an hour. The replay is available at GoalVictory.com if you want to check it out.
The preparation for the call was both energizing and exhausting. I poured so much effort into the presentation. For several nights I stayed up until 2 am working on it…and went to bed with a smile on my face. But once it was over, I crashed. I crashed hard. If something didn’t absolutely need to be done in the days following, I didn’t do it (hence the lack of posts).
There is a time and a place to surge, but you can’t do it indefinitely. Pacing is important. Going without sleep will only leave you productive for a short period of time.
A former boss and friend of mine is not a precisionist (not even close!). But he leverages different strengths to get things done and is very successful. He once told me “to not ruin good enough with perfect”. Sometimes good enough is good enough.
I need to hear that when I’m in the throes of perfecting things.
Now, I’m fully enthralled in the celebration of the holidays with my family. I won’t be working much for the next week. I hope you can find the time to put the rush of the holidays behind and simply enjoy the true reason for Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone! See you more in 2010!