Have you ever been so fixated on doing it 'right' the first time around that it becomes almost impossible to execute? We've all hit this stage at one point in our personal lives, but as words of wisdom, they can directly relate to our organisations and businesses.
Running a businesses has its challenges and rewards, but most businesses spend a lot of time waiting for the perfect business conditions to arrive before executing a new project, service, or product. While within reason of risk minimisation, it creates missed opportunities, dims innovative thinking and challenges the businesses performance results.
Keep this in mind:
Something you never finish, because it isn't perfect, is about as useful as something you never start.
As with any business, we all have systems and processes in place that are constantly edited to fit the business which means, nothing is ever set in stone. We like it this way! Getting the process right is much more reliant on 'trial and error' than perfection. This means, we execute, reflect and adjust! If we wait for everything to be perfect, we'll be waiting forever and that's not ideal for any business.
From an outside view, successful businesses look like perfectionists - constantly tweaking documents and running through projects with a fine-tooth comb, but their success is measured by the higher standard they have for their business, rather than perfection. And so, they have mastered the art of being comfortable with the uncertainty that comes from not knowing how everything will turn out.
Read that again.
For business owners, perfectionism or micromanaging is a major disservice to your team and business. With that being said, trust is crucial to the success of a business! Build mutual respect and trust with your team, they are there to help you, (especially if you have been part of developing strategies together). Approval and execution becomes prompt and smooth across both parties this way.
Last but not least and we can't stress this enough! Don't be afraid to fail! As long as a mistake hasn't been made twice, progression is in the making. Be brave and embrace failure! Only from failing do we learn and grow!