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February 11, 2015
In 10xTalk #49, Genius Network Member Dan Sullivan gives a presentation at a Genius Network Event about the 80 Percent Progression.
Most people shoot for 100% on any project. The problem with aiming for 100% is that it inspires perfectionism and procrastination. These are the two paralyzing traps that undermine personal or organizational confidence. It deflates morale and leaves you with about 50% of the energy you could have on the same project. It’s all in the approach.
Dan Sullivan is the world’s foremost expert on entrepreneurship in action. Many of the world’s top-performing business owners regard Dan Sullivan as the person to teach you how to be a better entrepreneur. Dan is the founder of Strategic Coach® and author of Laws of Lifetime Growth.
Perfectionism is the obsession with the “ideal.” What it really is, though, is the refusal to decide or commit. It’s also the attempt to judge yourself by a standard of perfection, which is harmful because it can’t be achieved and breaks down confidence.
Procrastination is the refusal to take action. Clearly, procrastination and preparation without action are counterproductive and pointless; you can gain an advantage by immediately engaging with and completing the project. Ideally, you will be able reach your first 80% as fast as possible.
For the most part, others accept our 80% as 100%. That starting fast gives you an extra boost of energy and excitement, but the one thing you need to do before you begin is to allow yourself to be happy with 80% and be off the hook for a 100% result.
The way to combat both perfectionism and procrastination is by fast engagement and completion.
Below are 5 steps for quick-start success:
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