In other words, don’t let best be the enemy of good.
Sometimes in our career we need to take a transition step, one that gets us back into the game so that we can plan and prime for our next step. Often, people know they don’t want to stay with their current field of work, but they choose to do so because it’s easier. The important thing is to keep up the research, networking, brainstorming, and learning. That way, you are well placed to take the subsequent step when the time is right.
If you have perfectionist tendencies…
Perfectionists can either achieve loads but run themselves and/or others ragged, or, conversely, they can achieve next to nothing because no one solution is deemed ‘right’. Do either of these resonate with you? If so, we would recommend finding a sensible friend, mentor or coach to support you.
What does this mean for you – both for yourself and as a leader of others?