“Directionally Correct–but not Perfect”

Rocket NASA 115101main_top101deltaThis is one post that is basically a re-blog by Jessica Stillman of INC. One line caught me and I have to run with it a bit and of course leave you with the link for her complete blog.

She said in reference to those resistant to change that, as we all know, may be an issue of perfectionism. Her words of encouragement and her directive for those people in her business (organization, family also come to mind). They are:

“…the goal is ‘directionally correct’ but not ‘perfect.’” 

We often know which direction we need to be headed in, right? But do we have our game plan perfected? Not usually. Of course if we were going to launch a rocket of some sort then we better be going into analytical-overtime and perfection would be the goal. Yet, if in less extraordinary events we need to move in the direction and define and refine as we move forward–it’s okay to so and even divert ourselves from getting stuck in a degree of immobility caused by perfectionism. 

Don’t wait for perfection to hit. Just stay “directionally correct”.  Let the need for perfectionism fall by the wayside as a goal–but not, THEE GOAL. 


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