January 21, 2008

Procrastination and Perfectionism

I am finding that people are deferring decisions because they are looking for the perfect solution. Whether it is getting an area organized or starting a work project, they aren’t meeting their objectives because they can’t find just the right container or who will benefit best from a donation or what typeface to use. If you are waiting to find the perfect system, you are making a choice by not choosing, and allowing the details of your life to overwhelm you.

If you collect a lot of information to help you make a decision, you may end up feeling overloaded rather than prepared. Instead of helping you come to terms with what you seek, you end up with excess.

Think about what you need to accomplish and take one small step toward finishing. Schedule time to continue to take small steps and you will end up completing the project. Set a limit on how many samples you will get, bids you will solicit or opinions you will seek, for example, then decide to decide.

Organized by Marcie: Getting you organized so you have time to do what you love to do!

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