14/08/26

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!

Check out: Don’t Let Perfect Cripple You. Get Stuff Done With These 3 Tips.

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Glossary

  • 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

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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?

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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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