“Perfect” is an adjective, this means that it describes the quality of the noun in most cases. To me, “perfect” always sounds like a superior quality to all other qualities out there. Perfect means it's everything best: it's the prettiest, the most interesting and at the same time the fastest solution. And it happens more often then never, that all of these qualities are achievable at the same time. Moreover, even just one of them is difficult to achieve!
Since perfectionism means trying to achieve or create something perfect all the time, I thought what if we take just one, the most necessary quality out of “perfect” and make it the goal? So I suggest this as a little exercise that you can try with not very big goals to train your brain think differently and forget about perfectionism.
Pick one, the most important quality you need to reach. Let's say you want the “perfect” speed — this means you should be aiming to create something as fast as possible. It will not be the prettiest thing ever, it will not be the most intelligent solution, but you will choose the fastest way to make it. So perfectionism in terms of beauty and organization will be gone. Imagine like you are on a race — you cannot win no matter how beautifully you drive. You could only win if you are the first to cross the finish line!
In the next article I will describe why it will work only for small projects/skills, but if you have any ideas now, leave the comment below!