Have you ever noticed that your to-do list doesn’t get shorter? In fact, maybe it’s longer now than it was a week ago? Are you still wating for the perfect moment to get your tasks done perfectly? Be warned: perfection is the enemy of action!

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  • put best foot forward – to act or appear at one’s best; to try to make a good impression
  • get the better of you – get the best of you 
  • overwhelm – have a strong emotional effect on
  • iteration – a new version of a piece of computer hardware or software
  • accountable  – required or expected to justify actions or decisions; responsible
  • deploy – bring into effective action


Think about it

Answer the questions below.

  • Using your own words paraphrase the sentence: “While perfect is great, completed is often a very agreeable alternative.”
  • What are the disadvantages of keeping to-do lists?
  • What are the benefits of setting deadlines for yourself?
  • What does the author mean by encouraging to “embrace the nausea?”
  • How do you motivate yourself to do things?


Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words. Use ONE word per blank space.

As an entrepreneur, you want to put your best ________ forward in every aspect of your life and business. While perfect is great, completed is often ________ very agreeable alternative.

Entrepreneurs often get hyper focused on details that prevent them ________ moving their idea, project or business forward. This isn’t an argument ________ poor quality work or half-assed efforts, but too many times entrepreneurs seek to make something perfect and get lost in analysis paralysis. Don’t let perfection get ________ better of you!


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