You will never be perfect.
There I said it. I’m talking to myself, too. My Type A personality trait wrote 10 different drafts of this post before my need to be transparent took over. Blame it on the fact that I’m a recovering people pleaser or that it has finally sunk in that this blog is read in 81 countries. Either way, the desire to provide something of quality and not fluff is important to me. However, the need for perfection thwarts progress.
You will never be perfect but you have to start somewhere and do something. Someone right now is sitting on ingenious idea that will make them tons of money and create a legacy for their family but they won’t release it because it isn’t perfect. Someone is re-reading their draft which can be the next great American novel for the twentieth time instead of sending to a publisher. There’s a project your supervisor or client is waiting for and you are at the verge of not meeting your deadline because you think the report needs “just one more thing”.
Vince Lombardi, one of the greatest football coaches of all time said, “Perfection is not attainable but when we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” In the midst of striving for perfection, you will push yourself outside of your comfort zone…which is a GOOD…no GREAT thing. Worse things could happen. But doing nothing because you are paralyzed by fear doesn’t make space for growth or improvement. Yes, I said the “f” word and I will talk about that more later. Oh what the heck, let’s talk about it right now. Did you know that paralysis of perfectionism is based in fear? What are you afraid of? Who are you afraid of disappointing? If you fail…SO WHAT. There are valuable lessons to learn that only present themselves when you fail.
Don’t allow the fear of failure keep you from getting stuff done and being extraordinary.
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