Now, you’re going to have to stay with me in this newsletter…because words mean things.
For example, Mario Andretti, yes, the race car driver, liked speed. IKR, again, he was a race car driver. Well, Mario said “if everything is under control, you’re not going fast enough.”
Are you in the car racing business? Then maybe you shouldn’t give Mario too much thought.
See, I told you were going to have to stay tuned in…
Is your busiest employee the perfectionist? Really, successful people learn from their mistakes, don’t they? So, isn’t “always moving forward” more desirable than perfection? (Hopefully, none of you grew up with a parenting style of punishment for mistakes.) What? I hear some hands going up. Sorry.
Do any of your employees strive for continuous improvement, rather than perfection? Do you recognize it out-loud?
So…maybe there’s a balance benefit. Or, according to Mark Cuban, owner NBA Dallas Mavericks and “Shark Tank” Investor, “Perfectionism is the enemy of profitability.”
But, on the other hand; (Isn’t there always an “other” hand?) how often does your busiest employee say “No, I’m too busy.”?
Don’t be busy. Be productive. How’s that for a yardstick?
A few months from now you may wish you had started today. (Where’d that come from?)