Perfectionists are Rarely Profitable

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Perfectionists are Rarely Profitable

Encourager-In-Chief: June 28th, 2017

Tinkering affects your bottom line.

I was receiving a lot of recommendations on my seminar evaluation forms from the employees of the same hotel. I sent all of the recommendations to the hotel’s sales manager. As Anthony Robbins says, “success leaves clues". I decided to do a little digging to find out why these employees were so anxious to have their sales manager attend my seminars.

Not having dealt with this gentleman myself, I wasn’t surprised to learn that he was a world-class procrastinator. The problem with being a procrastinator is everybody else is more aware of your negative habits than you are. You wind up losing credibility with people who are supposed to be subordinate to you. It’s hard for them to take you seriously when it’s obvious that you do not take yourself seriously.

You may not realize how much procrastination is hurting your reputation. The problem with procrastination is that it’s very hard to turn it off. It becomes almost a self-fulfilling prophecy. Once you accept the fact that you are a procrastinator, it becomes very difficult to break the habit. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

If you struggle with procrastination, the first thing you will have to do is change your identity. If you call yourself “a procrastinator", you will never break the habit. You have to identify yourself as someone who procrastinated in the past and is now dedicated to being a take charge, action-oriented person.

I know this won’t be easy for you, but I encourage you to give it a try. Oh and one more thing, don’t put it off. Take action immediately or you know what will happen.

Procrastination is the thief of time.
- Brian Tracy

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