A Coaching Power Tool By Serena Truong
Executive Coach, SINGAPORE
This paper Progress vs. Perfection explores the philosophy that as coaches, we should help our clients recognize that making progress is more essential than making progression, as well as the problems that our clients may go through if they are fixated on obtaining perfection before moving forward in their journey. Perfectionists are common among top performers. Not all perfectionists, however, are great performers. The distinctions between a high achiever and a perfectionist are significant. Both high achievers and perfectionists have a tendency to create and strive for lofty goals. A perfectionist, on the other hand, is someone who strives compulsively and unceasingly for unreachable goals and refuses to accept anything less than perfection.