Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1 Comment
When “Good enough” is Good ENOUGH!
©Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Let’s delve deeper into a couple of foundational problems,
particularly for those of us with Executive Functioning dysregulations:
Hand in hand, each exacerbates the other,
until it’s truly a miracle we ever get anything done at all!
To the neurodiverse AND the neurotypical
On a very different kind of blog, post-production supervisor and self-professed Edit Geekshared his thoughts on the very topic I planned to write about today (the image above is his). He began and ended his relatively brief article with a wonderful synopsis of exactly what I am about to tackle in this article.
In Defense Of ‘Good Enough’
“For many people . . . ‘good enough’ is a dirty word. It suggests a lack of care or investment. I think good enough [needs to be] be embraced.
Knowing what is good enough for the work you’re doing allows you to invest [your resources] in the places that will benefit the most.”
The last line of his article is perfect:
“Don’t think of ‘good enough’ as settling for something inferior or imperfect, think of it as striking a perfect balance.” ~ Dylan Reeve
NOW, let me fill in the middle
. . . from a slightly different vantage point, for a different life-application, speaking to a completely different “audience.”
A Chinese Finger Trap
EVEN THOUGH doing the very BEST one can may seem laudable to a great many productivity gurus, that desire often creates time management problems for practically everyone, and frequently leads to rumination and inaction for many of us.
While the neurodiverse among us are noodling the very best way to tackle something, we’re generally doing nothing much at all otherwise — nothing much that will keep our lives from falling apart, that is — nevermind much of anything that will move them forward.
In an unconscious attempt to calm our rising task anxiety we tend to seek out what I call “avoidance activities” – internet browsing, FaceBook updating, LinkedIn discussing, friending, tweeting, texting, twiddling. Puttering.
The harder we try to free ourselves from lack-of-activation, the tighter we’re stuck in rumination and awfulizing.
Any shade of completion beats chronic indecision and “procrastination” – hands down!