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- Learn the lesson; quit focusing on each mistake. In fact, quit calling them mistakes! For a perfectionist, the mere thought of being wrong or making a mistake can lead to emails left unresponded to, empty pages, and lost opportunities.
- Sometimes, the lesson is learned in the process. Habits are hard to break; habits are hard to create. It takes consistency and practice before you notice improvement in personal and professional development.
- Don't take it personally. If you are critiqued, adjust and move forward.
- Five-minute plan: Work on something you don't want to do for just five minutes. At the end of five minutes, switch to something else if you want. Chances are, you'll be too involved to stop.
- Advertise your plans using social media to accomplish something. If you have posted or tweeted a goal, people are likely to ask you about the outcome or progress. Use that peer pressure to push you forward.
- Expect some backsliding. Don't expect to be perfect even when you're trying to get rid of perfectionism! So occasionally, your plans will not work. Accept setbacks and start again. Going easy on yourself can boost productivity for you and your team.