Many entrepreneurs obsess over doing everything perfectly that lose their sight on the big picture. Striving to make every little detail perfect is not just frustrating and overwhelming but also one of the worst things you can do. Perfectionism can be a roadblock to progress that slows down your business growth.
Instead of focusing on perfectionism, try to strive for excellence, on doing your best. Addressing perfectionism is essential as it has destroyed so many startups. No wonder why many aspiring and famous people have shared their thoughts on the matter – it is because it is important.
Here we’ve collected 10 quotes that will make you look differently at perfectionism and will help you change your perspective for the better.
“In business perfection is the enemy of profitability.” Mark Cuban
“Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect; it makes you feel inadequate.” Maria Shriver
“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” Harriet Braiker
“Perfectionism is a disease. Procrastination is a disease. Action is the cure.” Richie Norton
“Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world.” Robert Hillyer
“Don’t wait for perfection. Life isn’t perfect. Do the best you can and ship. Real people ship, and then they test and then they ship again. Then you wake up one day and you have something insanely great.” Guy Kawasaki
“Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg
“Success has nothing to do with perfection.” Michelle Obama
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi