Eighty percent. That’s been my struggle.
I have an itch to get things perfect. 100% or naught.
Not 99%. It has to be perfect.
Because of that small difference, I put things off. I procrastinate. I hesitate. I feed “The Resistance,” as Steven Pressfield calls it.
It’s been a struggle of mine for most of my life. If I can’t do it perfect then I don’t want to play. Give me my ball, I’m going home.
80% is my constant reminder.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. 80% is good enough. Eighty percent is done to the point where most people won’t notice the missing 20%.
Perfection is the goal. Eighty percent is complete.
And completion is the difference between joy and pain. It’s the difference between victory and defeat. It may be a sloppy victory, compared to perfection. But the joy of a sloppy victory is better than any defeat.
That is why I write this. Yes, I inconsistently wrote 80% and eighty percent. I mixed it up to remind myself that flaw is the reason to write this.
I have planned to write daily for over a year.
I want to share the many stories I’ve experienced, the stories that have been shared with me, so you can make more Friction Free Sales.
But that 20% stopped me.
I’d sit here and start to write and realize it wasn’t good enough. That strain of a thought wasn’t good enough to share.
Who am I to judge?
What isn’t 100% to me may be good enough for you. Maybe it’s something that pulls a lever and starts your wheels spinning.
My goal is to hit 80%. I want to hit eighty percent 100% of the time.
That’s the goal. It’s for you to get it done. To help those around you. Even if it’s a little bit sloppy, compared to your standards.
If you want to stick around and enjoy the fun, fantastic. Let the games begin.
What’s your 80%? Where do you procrastinate because you can’t get to 100%?
Funny thing is, 80% is probably equal to the average person’s 100%.