S:0529 Distinction: Direction vs. Perfection

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)

 

If you find yourself hesitating to make a decision, it may be because you are trying to make the perfect decision, trying to achieve perfection. As the old saying goes you may be caught up in “analysis paralysis.”

You may serve yourself better by establishing a direction, then taking an action. Then get feedback from your action and take another step. This process of first a direction, then an action has several benefits:

— You start moving toward your desired outcome quicker.

— Taking an action brings new resources to you, resources which were not obvious or even available until you took the action.

— It s a lot more fun to be in action than to feel stuck.

 

Coaching Point: What s one small action you can take today?

 

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