Lifestyle Upgrades: What Is Imperfect Action?

It is very easy to get so engrossed in learning that the action gets postponed indefinitely. This will, of course, get you nowhere.

In John Maxwell’s book ‘Failing Forward’ he gives an example of a test performed on a study group that makes this point excellently.

Procrastination is a word that describes putting off taking action. This can be for a multitude of reasons. Even if they are not real, your brain can be very good at making them up for you.

In ‘Failing Forward’, John describes a test that was performed on a study group in a pottery class.

The class was divided into 2 groups.

The first group would be tested on the quality of their only pot. Their grade would be determined only by the quality of that single pot.

The second group would be measured on the quantity of pots that they produced. At testing time, it would be this alone that would determine their grade.

So my question to you is “Who do you believe produced the best quality pot? The ‘quality’ group or the ‘quantity’ group?”

Well it turns out that the ‘quantity’ group produced the best quality pot.

The ‘quality’ group spent a great amount of time theorising how their best pot should look but when it came to producing the pot, they had not had enough practise.

Whereas the ‘quantity’ group had continually taken action, making improvements along the way.

You may have heard of the saying “Practice makes perfect”.

If you are waiting for the perfect time to take action, then don’t. It will probably never be the perfect time. There will always be a reason for delaying a bit until something else aligns better.

The successful people in this world take what is known as imperfect action.

They take the action that is the best that they can make at that time with the information they have at that time.

So the action that they take may not be perfect, but the lessons learnt and knowledge gained from taking that action far outweighs waiting until the time is right.

Take that action now and you will be much closer to achieving your goal.

Dream big and take action ๐Ÿ‘

Scott ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Scott Lane – Founder BuildMyLifestyle
Digital Entrepreneur and Lifestyle Coach
SFM Elite+ / DEA Black Member


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