Make Progress NOT Perfection

People waste SO MUCH ENERGY trying to be perfect...

You're wasting valuable time trying to be perfect. Just make something happen and take it from there.

The one thing that trips up most people from even starting out as an entrepreneur is that they think they need to be perfect from the word GO. They waste all of their time trying to perfect every loose end and every tiny detail and they end up never starting. Or worst yet, they start and get smashed in the marketplace and never continue forward because they’ve invested all of this time into “perfection” and found out that it wasn’t good enough.

Perfection is something we all desire. We all want to come out as an entrepreneur and make the perfect product or sell the perfect service. None of us want to deal with the heartache of losing money or business or seeing our profit margins shrink.

But the truth of the matter is that being an entrepreneur is not about being perfect. In fact, I’ll let you know when the best time to seek perfection will be. But first, let’s look into how we can be more effective by just doing work to create the desired result.

Commit first, figure the rest out later. This quote spoke volumes to me when I first read it. It’s a quote by Grant Cardone from the book The 10X Rule. The quote is straightforward and to the point but it makes most people nervous. It almost seems asinine to think that someone would commit to something that they have no details or any knowledge about.

When I used this quote in my business ventures as an entrepreneur, I realized one very important thing: why it’s important to understand winning.

When I committed to something, there was something inside of me that didn’t want to fail. I didn't want to lose and I didn’t want to look stupid, so I did whatever it took to make stuff happen.

I had plenty of embarrassing moments but the key here is that I wanted to win. Not necessarily worry about being the best, it was more so about understanding how things worked when it came to business. It was about understanding how the process worked and then understanding how to get business. THEN it was about winning.

I wanted to reduce my timeframe and get to the winning part.

When you commit first, I’m talking go all-in 100% commitment no matter what, you force yourself into a mode of needing to learn fast and learn it now. Things are moving at hyper speed because you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re frustrated that things aren’t working the way that you want them to.