Wilson Public Relations Founder + Chief PR Officer Beth Wilson is a proud member of the Business Journals Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community.
When kept in check, perfectionism is a trait that can foster achievement and ambitious goal setting. However, it can become toxic when someone regularly spends too much time on a single task or feels anxious and stressed about not measuring up.
Perfectionism is a deeply ingrained trait; learning to overcome it — to let “good enough” be good enough — takes time and insight. Below, 15 Business Journals Leadership Trust members share advice on tackling a perfectionist mindset and getting more work done.
What Beth had to say:
Let a little bit go.
As a business owner, there needs to be a level of acceptance that not everything is going to be perfect, and the only way to get things done is if you let a little bit go. With experience comes confidence in doing so. The key is to prioritize, ensuring, for instance, that client-ready and client-facing items are at the very top and more minute things are pushed forward if/when needed.