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Leonardo da Vinci's creative process
How to approach problem-solving like da Vinci
The importance of curiosity and observation
“Ask yourself: Am I using my time wisely? Am I being productive?” focusing on “maximizing the impact” of your work.
You’re going to be “less perfect about some things, so you can concentrate on what’s important.”
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Talk to someone about your tendencies, and be honest and open.
Make it clear that you want to hear how you come across. “Say, ‘I may get defensive, but I promise to think about what you say.’” And be sure to make good on that pledge.
Many perfectionists worry that if they let go of their [meticulousness and conscientiousness], it will hurt their performance and standing. And so they cling to their perfectionism even when it’s counterproductive.
Create a checklist for each task to know when it will be done independently of your satisfaction level.
“You’re following a process with discrete and measurable goals,”. Once you’ve ticked off the items on your list, “you’re done.”
Managing your perfectionism also requires you to calibrate your standards.
Ask always for feedback from others on your work to see if it is good enough from their perspective and adjust your own standards.
“What you’re saying doesn’t have to be the final word, it just has to co...
Undertake a weekly review, in which you reflect on your progress.
Try to get some psychological distance and ask yourself: “Was there anything I avoided this week due to fear of making mistakes? Were there any instances where my perfectionism was not worth ...
"The pursuit of perfection is a bit like wandering on an aimless journey, You keep walking and walking, but you’re not sure that you’re getting any closer to your destination”
Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. It can motivate you to perform at a high level and deliver top-quality work as it can cause you unnecessary anxiety and slow you down. So how you can harness the positives of your perfectionism w...
A lot of perfectionist tendencies are rooted in fear and insecurity
I've always been struggling with being less productive and less accomplished until I've discovered that I actually suffer from perfectionism. This article had helped me at that time to start thinking differently and getting things done appropriately !
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Realizing when you are working for diminishing returns lets you be less perfect about some things, so you can concentrate on what’s important.
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Perfectionists strive to deliver high-quality work, but their high standards cause stress, burnout and anxiety in the long run.
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By framing your achievements within a broad...
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