Does it mean we have to accept low-quality work or failure? Does it mean excellence doesn’t matter?
Never! Our team strives for excellence, and we set actionable goals accordingly.
Now think about this: If this principle is powerful enough to be used for people fighting addiction or cancer, how much more should you use in your fitness business?
Talk with our team about how to change your mindset from perfection to progress
Now the question is How?
It’s easy to start a new challenge with a head full of steam and then sputter out. Why is that? You’ve got a great idea. It meets a need you know people have, but you just never execute the idea. The product or service never helps those people because it never sees the light of day.
Many times this sputtering happens because we don’t see our ideas as a journey and we get tangled up in perfection. “It needs to be just so before anyone sees it.”
Other times, it’s easy to get so overwhelmed with this nebulous idea of “perfection” that you never actually start/take the first step.
Watch this video by physical therapist Greg Todd for further explanation of this principle and how he’s applied it to his business:
Progress, Not Perfection, Is In Our DNA
Exercise.com was built on the ideas and suggestions of some of the most successful certified personal trainers and fitness pros. We weren’t afraid to offer them something that met a real need that they had, while also listening carefully to what they thought — and we knew — could be better.
When you focus on progress, not perfection, you don’t spiral down the self-doubt and self-criticism rabbit hole. And from a progress point of view, you can look back at what you have accomplished for continued motivation to keep moving forward.
What’s more, you can build milestones to celebrate as you make progress towards your big goals.
Honestly, you probably already work with your clients on this mentality but sometimes we can teach things without applying them to ourselves.
So let me ask you this:
- What goals or projects have sputtered out because you’re pursuing them with a perfection mindset instead of focusing on the progress?
- What small step can you take immediately to shift your focus to your progress?
- Think about two to three achievements you could celebrate. How do these achievements demonstrate your progress?
Shifting your mindset is hard, so why not schedule a call with our team? Progress, not perfection is built into our DNA. Let’s talk about your business and see how we can put this into practice for you.