In OZ, after Dorothy’s house is relocated to unsuitable soil, she was asked by the Lady in the Bubble, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” The same question goes for mother-in-laws and the answer is not a coin toss!
Maverick: “Yes your honor, I represent the defendant. The plaintiff, a mother-in-law is making statements about perfection. Yes being perfect”
Judge: "Is that the young man there?”
Maverick: “Yes your honor. “
Judge: “Does your client wish to make a plea?”
Maverick: “Yes he does your honor. Guilty as charged”
Judge: “Before I sentence the defendant, councilor do you have anything to say.
Maverick: “Judge I still would like to present my defense. . .
“My Case . . . My Case Against Perfection!”
What? A case against perfection?
Yes and this is not an encouragement for being sloppy.
The case I am making is urging you to keep after that idea or promotion once you have started and don’t stop until you hit the finish line.
What I am saying here is that too many business professionals (including me) begin a project, judge it as pretty bad and quit. We quit because our idea, promotion or courtship doesn’t look “perfect”.
We begin to edit our project and then either: (1) decide the project is trash and dump it into a file, or (2) decide the project needs a lot of re-working and then spends weeks, months and even years on it!
No! Finish what you start . . . and FAST! Complete it, edit it, rewrite it, revisit it, practice it, polish it and then in the immortal world of Nike . . . Just Do It!
I have learned that this is a fundamental key to success.
Don’t Wait For Perfection!
No good work can be perfect and the
deman for perfection is misinterpreting the end result. - davism
Perfection is your enemy.
Do the best you can and move on to the next project. Striving for perfection will stop you from achieving results. Go for results.
The more you do the better you get. Quantity leads to quality in marketing, sales, appointments, promotions, etc.
Ray Bradbury, Mark Twain and Stephen King wrote thousands of stories in order to get the couple of hundred that were classics. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs knocked on more doors than they can remember selling their system platforms before becoming industry giants.
Don’t judge your ideas, promotions or pitches.
Just do it.
Refine it and Do it again.
Refine it and Do it again! (Is there an echo?)
H.G. Wells said, “There is no passion equal to the passion to alter something.”
Trust me, Mr. Wells means quit fiddling around with what you have and put it into motion. Into action! Into results!
If your idea or promotion deals with the public, say a newsletter or a sales flyer, you are going to have some people say your writing isn’t clear. Or you are pitching a real estate professional and they do not bite. . . Well Great! Now refine it and do it again.
What is the “perfect pitch or promotion” then?
I have no idea.
What’s perfect to me may seem like a baby’s first step to you. My job as a business owner is to do the best I can. That means ideas, promotions and pitches should be implemented with the skill and precision that you have available.
Maverick: “Judge, in closing my message is this: My client will learn from the
feedback he receives. Input will give him concrete direction. My client will
not let striving for perfection stand in his way of getting results or his
Clerk: “Will the defendant please rise.”
Judge: “You are ordered to finish what you start. Edit and refine it the best you
can. Then let your work go. . . Case dismissed.”
Don't let striving for perfection stand
in the way of getting results. - davism
Let me finish by stating that mediocre is not OK, but . . .
To Your Success,
Dave Park "The Maverick Builder"
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