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"To minimize over-analysis, understand what the expectations are. What exactly is the information you need to provide or deliverables that you need to meet? Are you overproducing? We are often our own worst enemy. Those who are consistent overachievers sometimes struggle with deadlines by becoming mired in too much detail (...)" - Erin Urban, UPPSolutions, LLC
"The recover mindset happens after you complete your work and you review it for errors and realistic value. Once corrections are made, move into the release stage, where you let it go and are OK with what results from it. Your realistic view of its value will be the reminder you need to draw from to free yourself from continuing to overanalyze." - Lisa Guice, Lisa Guice Global-Vision, LLC
"In the business world, decisions need to be made in a certain time with a certain budget. Remember your work is not about being perfect, but providing the best insight you can within the constraints you have. That gives you a lot of room to work and permission to not be perfect." - Larry Boyer, Success Rockets LLC
"Reflect and visualize what success looks like. What are you trying to solve for? Jot it down on paper and compare your work objectively to this success criteria. Work with a trusted colleague if it helps bring clarity." - Christie Lindor, The MECE Muse
"It's easy to get bogged down with a strive for perfection in one's work. One solution I have is to accept a 'best for now' version. Given time constraints for many projects, it allows me to step back from a project, and know that it is at its best for the time being. If I look at it later and see room for improvement, I can create an updated version."- Billy Williams, Archegos
"I'm a recovering perfectionist, so I ask what is the goal and what does 'good enough' look like for each task on my list. Then, I rate the importance of the task on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest. Now, you have a measure of success and an idea of how to achieve it." - Rosie Guagliardo, InnerBrilliance Coaching
"When you are clear about your desired outcome, you then get to choose to enjoy the journey to your success destination. The best way to do this is to celebrate the small and large wins along the way (...) " - Lisa Marie Platske, Upside Thinking, Inc.
"It’s always critical to carefully analyze important decisions, but over-analyzing is a big risk too. In many cases, inaction is the worst possible action. Set an action deadline at the beginning of any important project -- one that allows sufficient analysis, but also maintains momentum. It’s a great way to avoid paralysis-by-analysis, and make sure you stay effective." - Gerry Valentine, Gerry Valentine
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