One of my New Years commitments (not resolutions) is to FINALLY simplify things.
After a wonderful and insightful meeting with a client today, I’ve come to the realization that over the last few years, my ambition to achieve perfection has been more of a hindrance than a force for good.
… and if perfection is the goal, when is it ever achieved? (that’s right, NEVER)
So, my main objection moving towards 2011 is progress not perfection. It’s simplicity rather than enormity.
You see, in my meeting today, my client looked over to the top of my computer monitor and read a small note I’d placed there close to a year ago which has become invisible to me over time.
He said that it addressed one of the problems that has kept him from achieving his financial goals. In fact, I find it common for most business people.
And to be honest with you, I’ve been guilty of this too.
Are you wondering what it said?
The hand written note read “Don’t chase after the exotic until you’ve mastered the basic.”
I wrote it there nearly a year ago to remind me that “good enough” is really “good enough” to start and improvement always comes after. I had found myself spending way too much time trying to perfect every aspect of my business before even entering the race.
How silly is that?
Well, now I know the difference and with the reminder my client gave me, I’ve prioritized “simplicity” again.
That’s exactly why I wanted to share this with you. It’s a one page document that has the ability to clarify business for you and make it as easy to take action on as possible.