#TheAskCharlieShow: Perfection and Procrastination

Strategies for perfectionists to overcome procrastination and pull the trigger.

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(6) Anonymous, January 3, 2021 6:19 PM

BUT work carefully

Great article. Together with the attitude that we will let the work go out and update the product as necessary, I suggest we should also have the mindset as we work that we will get it right first time. That is we should not have the mindset that there will be time to review and correct.

(5) Anonymous, December 30, 2015 1:02 PM

The right words at the right time.

I have watched this video a few times before, but I got a different perspective today. The inspiration is truly priceless!

(4) Jen, July 4, 2015 8:05 PM

I have been liking and learning from your videos for a few years now and while I understand that your advice today fits the new thinking of the business world; how does it line up with Torah thinking? Is new and fast really better than slow and steady? One of the things I appreciate about reading articles and being taught by Aish is that the wisdom of the sages is still important and carries much more weight than the latest 'fashion'.

(3) chava, July 2, 2015 12:15 PM

Sometimes "good enough" isn't good enough.

I watched my son, a graphic designer, do professional work. But it took time, sometimes a lot of time. It had to be very very good in order for people to hire him and pay him professional fees, when they could hire someone who just finished a course and could put something out that was "good enough" for a lot less money. When there's competition, "good enough" sometimes isn't good enough.

Nancy, July 6, 2015 12:18 PM

To commenter #3 Chava

Your son sounds like he is very talented and has high standards. I agree that there are situations where a piece of work needs to be polished before it can be submitted. However, we can go too far when we believe our work will NEVER be" good enough." If I take an exam and score 98%, I have done very well but have not scored perfectly. Yet, that 98% is a score of which I can be proud.

(2) Nancy, June 29, 2015 11:29 AM

Re: Proofreading.

Someone gave me a really helpful suggestion on proofreading a document/email. This person said I should read my work BACKWARDS. Yes, it can be quite tedious but you will pick up errors more quickly that way. After that admittedly boring process is completed, I always send out my documents immediately. I am still working on my own issues of perfection/procrastination, and Charlie Harary's words are very helpful to me. Todah Rabah!

(1) malka, June 29, 2015 5:26 AM

that's my philosophy. I make an effort that's good enough, and if it needs to be better, i try to do better. We can't accomplish if we are afraid things are not perfect.


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