Finish

Risk loves company

Risk loves company

As I continued reading Finish by Jon Acuff, I had a lightbulb moment where I connected his points about perfectionism with some insights on risk-taking I learned about in Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. 

Kahneman explains that CEOs and other business leaders encourage risk-taking because they know that risk is necessary for higher returns and they're OK spreading it among their teams. The individual business leaders under them, on the other hand, are risk averse because failing as an individual feels like complete failure. So, their interests are opposed -- the CEO wants risk and is OK if a few of the leaders fail while taking risks, but the leaders avoid risk because they don't want to be the dummy who messed up. 

https://www.mikegroesser.com/blog/risk-loves-company

An unexpected foe

An unexpected foe

I have never considered myself a perfectionist. 

In fact, I always thought of myself as near the opposite -- failing to stick with things long enough to give them polish or even finish them at all. 

But right now I'm reading Finish by Jon Acuff, and it's challenging my understanding of perfectionism.

https://www.mikegroesser.com/blog/an-unexpected-foe