OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM AND WHEN TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STAGE
It can be challenging to find the balance between executing well to move towards our goals and going with the flow. This is often a moving target and a lifelong practice.
Perfectionism most often arrises through certain mental models and inner dynamics. Understanding these can in itself help them to loosen.
Wrestling with our perfectionist tendencies can feed into confusion about when we’re ready to move on to the next stage. How perfectly do we need to complete the current stage before transitioning to the next?
When deciding whether we’re ready to transition it’s helpful to keep a few things in mind:
- We want to base it on where we’re at in terms of our symptoms and patterns
- We want to make sure we’re executing well on the current stage before moving on
- When transitioning, we want to cross-fade (adding in new inputs before discontinuing previous ones), keep inputs clean and track our variables
- Know that you can always move back if your results aren’t what you expected
- There are no points for moving through the stages more quickly. Moving more slowly can often mean faster progress