This short motivational video holds a clue…
This is one of my all-time favorite videos posted on the Live It Forward blog. For one, recording it was a walk down memory lane as I reflected back on how particular my kids were about getting their pencils sharpened just right. Additionally, I believe this is the first video my son edited for the website.
But the primary reason this is one of my all-time favorite videos is because the message is so clear. What’s more, “STOP Sharpening Your Pencil” is one of the most critical success factors for relationships, for work, and for leadership. Bottom line, it shapes our success stories!
One of the Most Important Critical Success Factors — Don’t Wait for Perfection
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. —Robert Schuller
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don’t have to wait for perfection before living it forward into success. In fact, the act of living it forward is often what brings about success.
This means you don’t have to get stuck ruminating on what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Instead, stop sharpening your pencil and just get busy doing something.
Yes, there’s a time to think and plan. But there also comes a time when you have to say: “Good enough is good enough; it’s time to start moving!” Moving forward is one of those critical success factors you’ll never quite understand unless you actually do it. But once you actually do it, you’ll start to realize why movement is so important to your success.
So why not make today a “STOP Sharpening Your Pencil” day? Get moving in the direction of your success and make the rest of your life the best of your life!
- How have you gotten stuck sharpening your pencil?
- How did you get unstuck?
- What other critical success factors are important to you?