When I was younger, I had always thought of myself as a perfectionist. I was obsessed with having everything neat, organized and structured. Having everything in place just gave me such a high. I thought this was being a perfectionist, but the more I got to know the “real perfectionists” – the clearer it became that I definitely was not!
I am more of “you don’t need to get it right; you need to get it going” type of person, whereas perfectionists are more of “these are the rules and standards I have placed on something and this is not negotiable, come hell or high waters.”
What I realized is there is a fine balance between high standards and getting things done, and this is the sweet spot for productivity: delivering high quality in less time.