You strive to do your best for your clients, but trying to do everything perfectly could hold you back from growing your real estate business. Here are four ways to keep from sabotaging your goals.

Be Realistic

Having high standards is admirable, but unrealistic expectations can lead to frustration and disappointment. Remember, not achieving perfection doesn’t mean failure.

Stop Creating Delays

Not starting or finishing a task because of a fear of making a mistake is a form of procrastination. Set yourself up for success by having the right tools and information. The more you are prepared, the more confident you will feel about completing the job correctly.


Instead of obsessing over the details, choose how much time and effort each part of the project is worth. Delegate if you need to. That way, you can keep from getting caught up in the small stuff and focus on the bigger picture.

Change Your Habits

Sticking to what you know may feel comfortable and safe, but your business will stagnate by not taking on new challenges.

Overcoming perfectionism takes practice. Make a point to be aware of how much pressure you are putting on yourself for unobtainable goals.