I am a perfectionist, prone to procrastination! I will make sure to turn all the lights green before I embark on my actual venture. Perhaps, I am a product of my environment. I am an engineer from India where I have become hardwired to perform my best under pressure. Consequentially, only after ALL the supporting parameters are set right, I will thrust my energy into delivering the best product at the very first shot! Yayy! It feels like a winner! Yes, it does until someone points out a loophole in it and turns my perfection into paralysis. This throws me for a loop. So, I ask myself, “how do I re-generate the same passion to re-do the entire process?” The result- I quit my project but NOT my mindset!
In retrospect, I know what my problem is:
The last quarter of 2019 shook up my ingrained abilities (or inabilities) to act. Here is what it taught me:
Begin early = avoid procrastination = take action
… and …
finish early to leave room for iteration = it is not about making the first product right, but going through several intermediate products (prototypes) that lead to a perfect final product.
Why do you think this is important? Please share below and revisit on Jan 7 to read my why.