Exclusive Interview with Authority Magazine
Many successful people are perfectionists. At the same time, they have the ability to say “Done is Better Than Perfect” and just complete and wrap up a project. What is the best way to overcome the stalling and procrastination that perfectionism causes? How does one overcome the fear of potential critique or the fear of not being successful? In this interview series, called How To Get Past Your Perfectionism And ‘Just Do It’, we are interviewing successful leaders who can share stories and lessons from their experience about “how to overcome the hesitation caused by perfectionism.
As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Clare Ford.
Clare is an award-winning education expert with over 15 years’ teaching experience, an international best-selling author and Founder of Switched ON!, a cutting-edge global education platform offering innovative education and parenting solutions. Clare has spoken on radio shows, global summits and numerous podcasts about redefining education beyond academic success with her unique Switched ON Learning method, to support and engage children, teens and parents to thrive.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Yes! My favorite quote that I use for myself and my students is Einstein, who allegedly said, “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” I love this, because this reminds us that it is our unique gifts, talents and attributes that we need to celebrate, rather than trying to fit in and be like everyone else.