I came across a blog post by David Smethie from GrowthOnFire.com while working on another blog post for you. He talked about how he always thought he had to perfectly master something before actively pursuing it. However, he decided to take imperfect action and just do the best he could. His post really resonated with me as I have had a similar realization. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you are on a similar path or journey as well. That being said, we need to push our perfection paralysis aside and move forward with what we know and be confident that our good intentions will win out at the end of the day.
This website & blog is a perfect example of what I mean. The visual design isn’t what I want for the long-haul, but it’s doing the job until I get it to where I want it to be in the end. Instead of waiting for everything to get perfect and then do a big reveal, I plan to do a combination of baby steps and big leaps to reach the goal. I preach what I practice to my clients too. Sometimes you have to leap before you’re ready and learn from what works and what doesn’t to achieve the progress (and revenue) you desire.
What challenge, task, or ‘to do’ has stopped you cold or caused you to drag your feet because it isn’t quite how you want it?
What did you do to overcome your bout with perfection paralysis?