Woody Allen once said: “80% of success is showing up! Sounds easy, so why don’t we just do it? In my experience what could be holding you back is your “inner perfectionist”. At least that is what I see holding a lot of people back.
So what does the inner perfectionist look like?
It could be for example that you don’t even feel that goal/project is good enough to get you started in the first place, or perhaps you keep perfecting everything to the point, where it actually stops you from getting it out.
Regardless of how your inner perfectionist might be showing up for you, the bottomline is that it is preventing you from successfully reaching your goals.
More importantly, you are basically denying yourself and anyone else from benefiting from what it is that you have to offer. Be that your first book, or doing a speaking engagement where you get to passionately speak about a topic that is dear to your heart.
If any of this resonates with you, I want to say “just do it” – what ever your project is, simply know that what you do, doesn’t need to be perfect at all to have something to offer the world.
Perfection is highly overrated
My suggestion for you is as as follows:
- Start where you are
- Take “Imperfect Action”
- Learn as you go
You might also want to apply my favorite mantra, which is: Done is Better Than Perfect!”