Over the last month, I’ve hired a coach to help me improve so I can improve and, more importantly, be happier. In one of my latest sessions, my coach said the goal for every day is “progression not perfection”. The concept being that perfection is unattainable and if we judge ourselves on perfection, we’re always going to be unhappy.
This applies to our reliability programs.
It’s not possible to ever have a “perfect” reliability program. Most companies struggle to even have a “good” reliability program.
So, what should we do?
Focus on progression. What can we do each day to move ourselves a step further along our reliability journey?
Perfection makes you frustrated. Perfection limits your willingness to ask for help, to take chances, to know that you don’t have the answer but to try anyways.
Progression opens your mind. Progression lets you ask for help, push boundaries, advance and feel good while doing it.
I hope this article helps you as much as the concept helped me. If you’re looking for coaching, check out Susan Hobson at Elite High Performance Coaching. She’s great! (Full disclosure, this is not a paid promotion)
Reliability Never Sleeps,