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GETMO: Good Enough to Move On

by Ashley Ward

As a self-professed perfectionist, embracing the philosophy of “Good Enough To Move On” (GETMO) has been nothing short of transformative for me. In the relentless pursuit of perfection, it’s easy to become ensnared by the minutiae, fixating on the last 5% of a project that often yields minimal return on investment and goes unnoticed by others. However, GETMO challenges this conventional wisdom by emphasizing efficiency and practicality over perfectionism.

GETMO isn’t about settling for mediocrity or compromising on quality. Instead, it’s a mindset shift that encourages individuals and teams to prioritize the impact of their work over the unattainable ideal of perfection. This approach, shared with me by my insightful managing director, Tasia Allison, has not only accelerated my decision-making process but also enhanced my overall productivity.

At its core, GETMO is about recognizing that perfection is often subjective and elusive. Striving for perfection can lead to analysis paralysis, where valuable time and resources are squandered in pursuit of an unattainable standard. By embracing the concept of “good enough,” individuals can break free from the shackles of perfectionism and focus on delivering results in a timely and efficient manner.

For my team and me, GETMO has become more than just a mantra – it’s a guiding principle that informs our approach to projects and decision-making. Rather than getting bogged down in endless iterations and revisions, we prioritize action and progress. This nimble mindset enables us to adapt to changing circumstances and seize opportunities with agility.

GETMO isn’t about cutting corners or sacrificing quality; it’s about recognizing that perfection is often the enemy of progress. By embracing a mindset of “done is better than perfect,” individuals can overcome perfectionism and unlock their full potential. This shift in perspective has profound implications not only for individual productivity but also for organizational culture and innovation.

One of the most rewarding aspects of embracing GETMO is the opportunity to share this mindset shift with others. As a leader within my organization, I’ve witnessed firsthand how GETMO liberates individuals from the paralysis of perfectionism and empowers them to take decisive action. By fostering a culture that celebrates progress over perfection, we’ve cultivated a dynamic and resilient team that thrives in today’s fast-paced environment.

In the age of rapid technological advancement and relentless competition, the ability to move fast and stay nimble is more important than ever. GETMO provides a framework for achieving this agility, allowing individuals and organizations to adapt to change and capitalize on opportunities. By embracing efficiency over perfection, we can navigate the complexities of the modern world with confidence and clarity.

GETMO challenges us to reevaluate our obsession with perfection and embrace a mindset of practicality and efficiency. By focusing on the impact of our work rather than striving for an unattainable ideal, we can unlock our full potential and achieve greater success in our personal and professional lives. So the next time you find yourself striving for perfection, remember the words of GETMO: Good Enough To Move On.

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