They say the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire is the level of delegation.
The way I say it: the difference between a millionaire and a non-millionaire is also the level of delegation.
I often find myself being a micromanager.
I know I have good people to whom I can delegate work. Why should I worry if a task is only 80% good? That’s good enough too!
I am trying to let go of some tasks.
Problem is, I am a perfectionist and the little details are important to me.
But, being too involved in the details is the devil. It’s no good.
“Perfection is the enemy of good.”
I learnt in the EOS, that it’s okay to “go for 80%, 100% is utopia!”
The problem is that for a perfectionist, without knowing this, it causes so much pain.
We need to learn to let go.
But we know there is so much value in a perfect product!
Can Apple say, “80% perfection is good enough for us”? Well, then it wouldn’t be Apple, right?! We don’t expect ‘good enough’ from Apple. We want perfect — and Steve Jobs is a perfectionist (to a fault!).
Imagine if Coca-Cola has an ad with a typo in it. Or the color is off. No, it would not be okay.
There is value in the intention of perfection.
But, there is a fine line between being a perfectionist and actively letting go.