Brian Braudis’ 1-Minute Morning Memo: December 1, 2014-Today’s focus: Perfection

Perfection?

Today’s focus: Success is Good Enough. I provided group coaching as a follow up to a leadership development program for a group of new leaders. As we got to know each other better and they became more comfortable their questions became more direct.

Finally they asked me the questions that they said were on everyone’s mind. “How much of this stuff do we have to do? Do we have to intentionally practice? Do we have to integrate training with experience? Do we have to renew? It seems like too much for anyone to do.”

Success is Good Enough

I answered their question with a question. “What would it be like if you did just a portion or a percentage of each but not 100% of all of it? What percentage would be good enough?”

You could see the relief on their faces. It was as though I gave them permission to adapt the program to their personal schedule, style and development. Bingo!!

Free Yourself From This Suffering!

Don’t allow perceived perfection to stifle your action….Think:

  • Who decides what’s perfect anyway?
  • Good enough is perfect if it’s yours!
  • Good enough is relevant and more freeing.

“Perfection is thriving with the imperfection of life.”