What puts more pressure on you: time constraints or achieving perfection?
Time constraints, for someone who lives life with the procrastination pedal pushed hard to the floorboards, tend to make me one of the saddest people in the world. Not really, well maybe just a little. In fact it’s one of the most anxiety-provoking issues for any anyone with such a ‘disability’. Perfectionism into the mix and whoo-ah we have lift off in the chaos stakes! Definite melt-down material.
At work most tasks are time-constrained and in my defence I will add that said tasks are administration focus rather than client-focussed. Given a choice between the two, spending time with clients far outweighs the tedium of being desk bound and therein lies the pressure. If the lead-in time is generous then my perfectionistic mojo kicks in. Some of you out there in blogosphere know that being perfect takes time and effort; and usually more time than allowed for in any interpretation of ‘generous lead in time”. Having spent far too long in the initial stages, the first part of the project is a work of art (administratively, is there such a thing?) and the last part of the project is gathered together like a dog’s breakfast. BUT … the job gets done.
So, okay already! That’s not the right way to go about paid employment but I’m a work in progress. C’mon, does no one else do these things? People? Am I on my own here? Please! Someone?