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April 07, 2010

The Horror: Type-A and Perfectionism.

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

The Dweebs. The Dweebs. Perfectionism is the downside of Type-A. While a great starting point, and wonderful instinct, the drive to get things absolutely right is also a curse: of eldest children, professionals, knowledge workers, most lawyers, all spouses, your Mom, and the geek classes, or Techwazee.

Ah, devil perfectionism. The horror, the horror. Too much, and you need rehab. Your colleagues start questioning your judgment. Clients 99% of the time are not paying you to be perfect. They don't want it. See "Rule 10: Be Accurate, Thorough and Timely--But Not Perfect" in our annoying-but-accurate 12 Rules. Be excellent, not perfect.

(from past HO posts)

Posted by Holden Oliver (Kitzb├╝hel Desk) at April 7, 2010 12:59 AM


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