Perfectionists should focus on trying to play with the cards dealt
At the beginning
The following phrase is from the cartoon Snoopy. A girl named Lucy asks Snoopy the following question.
SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW YOU CAN STAND BEING JUST A DOG..
And then, Snoopy responds to that question like this.
YOU PLAY WITH THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT
WHATEVER THAT MEANS
I live by these words, personally.
The easiest way is not to fight
When deciding to do something, you inevitably think "I can do it if I had this and that".
For an example, you are aiming to start a business. You tend to think as;
- I can do it if I have enough funds
- I can do it if I have good members
- I can do it if I have that kind of skills
and so on.
Every aspect is important, and it is good to try to gain them. But, you will never be able to get it started if you try to get all of it into a perfect shape.
- "I will start a company if I can raise a hundred million yen"
- "I will do it after I experience a little more training at this company"
- "I will do it when I have acquired that certain type of skill"
- "I am not fully motivated yet, at this stage"
You tend to stop, with thoughts like above.
Perfectionists tend to fall into a dilemma, where he can't take it into action unless he finishes arranging the framework completely. There is usually the situation where he excuses himself from not challenging by saying "my framework is not completely setup yet."
How well you fight with the cards in your hand
Unfortunately, you will never be able to progress unless you confront the fight. You should rather focus and emphasize on the point of how well you fight with the cards that are in your hand.
Meaning to think of how you will fight using the cards in your hand while being fully aware and understanding what they really are.
It is easy to find a reason of not to doing something. It is also easy to find things lacking.
Instead, why don’t we start to think what we can do with the given cards now? By doing so, we might be able to move it into an action.