Are we obsessed with perfection? I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately as I prepare for an overhaul of the website to incorporate the new marketplace. I’ve been thinking about colors, design and user interface and I want it to be perfect. Do you need things to be ‘just so’ or perfect? All the time or even, most of the time? In my late 20s and 30s, I wanted everything to be perfect before I could move on- whether it was a grad school/work project or something at home, I obsessed over details and worked at it until everything was exactly the way I wanted it to be. The end result was to my satisfaction and yes, it’s important to give your best but the downside, in hindsight, was that I spent longer time on everything and probably worried and obsessed over the minutia more than I needed to. Because wanting perfection every time can also mean that you are bogged down by the details and lose sight of the larger picture. It’s one thing to want a class assignment to be perfect and quite another to apply it to life! And sometimes, waiting for perfection means you never start… Now, in my 40s, I start things even if they are not perfect to begin with because that’s how I learn. I’ve been thinking (or re-thinking) about all this lately and I want to know what you feel. Join in the conversation!
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