Fail to plan and plan to fail- very boring and uninspiring thought.
I know of a gentleman who is planning to launch his product for last 3 years, because he is obsessed with planning to perfection.
There is a serious danger that you can get paralyzed in planning.
Perfect is paralysis.
Trying to scale the zenith of perfection has become the plague of our time, and psychologists have recently coined the phrase ‘perfection infection’
10 signs – if you are a perfectionist !
1. You can’t stop thinking about a mistake you made.
2. You are intensely competitive and hate losing, even Monopoly or Scrabble.
3. You have to do things perfectly, or not at all.
4. You demand perfection from other people.
5. You won’t ask for help, as this can be seen as a flaw or weakness.
6. You will persist at a task long after other people have quit.
7. You are a fault-finder and go out of your way to correct other people when they are wrong.
8. You consider people with cluttered desks or houses as lazy and undisciplined.
9. You are very self-conscious about making mistakes in front of other people.
10. You noticed the error in the title of this list (meant to be you’re) and it really annoyed you (sorry – but we had to check).
Miriam Adderholdt, author of Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good? explains: “There’s a difference between excellence and perfection.
Excellence involves enjoying what you’re doing, feeling good about what you’ve learned, and developing confidence.
Perfection involves feeling bad about a 98 and always finding mistakes, no matter how well you’re doing.”
At a certain point of time-we need to walk away and leap into the real world.
Nobody has bought anything looking at fancy diagrams & bar charts.
Trying to improve is a work in progress.
Nobody has ever launched a perfect product, be it be Nike or apple or McDonald’s.
Even if your product does not pass 100 % muster, go ahead and launch the product and keep on improving.
Lets focus our complete attention to implementation and speed.
Do not spend next hundred years in trying to launch a zero defect, perfect product.