People like closure, so the thought of taking on something with no end can be a major challenge. Continuous improvement can create a mental hurdle that people must clear in order to fully commit to the idea that the achievements of today won’t be good enough tomorrow.
Continuous improvement, by definition, is never finished.
How this affects you
Many people thrive on a sense of completion, and they struggle with the idea that something is never ending. How much would you enjoy the Olympic Games if they went on forever and never had clear winners?
Action to take
Pick small milestones that you can shoot for along the way.
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Why this works
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