Training yourself to avoid micromanaging others is one thing, but handling tendencies to control your own work can be even harder. Yes, Trust me!
I would suggest three ways to keep the micromanager in you from impeding your work:
- Keep your eyes on the prize: Don’t focus on details before the big picture is laid out. Keep the larger project goal in mind and resist temptations to dive into minutiae
- Don’t second-guess yourself: you will inconvenience yourself and the people who work for you if you shift project direction mid-stream.
Take a complete pass through a project before deciding to change course.