Perfection is Not the Goal
Everything doesn’t have to be perfect, but no matter how hard you try the desire for perfection is still there.
You tell yourself the goal is not to be perfect.
And you realize this obsession actually is just to appear like you have it all together.
Believe me, I get it.
This desire for perfection has held me back and I want to drop it like a bad habit. I bet you do too.
Do you have the most amazing business ideas and intentions but your follow through is not so great?
Do you take on way too many things thinking that will jumpstart your business?
Maybe you teach others things but cannot do them yourself because you’re just too overwhelmed.
Would you believe it if I said, overwhelm is a choice.
You can decide to be overwhelmed or just push through and get it done.
Sure you have a to-do list for yourself that is five miles long.
And it is much easier to feel way too busy.
Because to move forward means things must be perfect…
…and that just takes too much time and energy.
The goal is not perfection though…it’s progress.
You can get through your list of things — one step at a time.
Make your list in Freedcamp (remember, it’s free) and just start going through them.
One of the reasons why I use a project management system instead of just a task list is the reminders. I set a due date and now it’s not just something sitting there waiting…it has to get done.
Like this blog post.
Something that had me stuck in a perfection loop for too long was my website design workshop.
My amazing copywriter tweaked my copy for the workshop last year.
At the time, I was so excited about it because it was exactly what I wanted to say but couldn’t find the words.
And then, it took me months to update my website.
My plan was to launch this amazing new offer in October then November and, no playing around, it’s happening in December.
Guess what? The first official class is in March.
And that’s okay. It’s not done but I’m making progress.
Do you have something sitting on the sidelines that you are so excited to share with the world but you just haven’t yet?
What are you waiting for?
I’m challenging you to start this week. But first, stop overthinking it. See I do know you!
You’ve got this! Even if it is not perfect, it’ll be done (or done enough).
About the author
Hi, I'm Rita! I'm a digital strategist from Columbus, Ohio. I started my brand and website design business four years ago. I work with entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them get online and create a business that gets results. My hands-on personalized approach with my clients helps them tame technology to take their brands, businesses and blogs from ordinary to extraordinary.