For most of my life, I thought I needed everything to be perfect in order to be perceived as ‘good enough.’
My best was never good enough. It had to be THE best, and I was far and away my harshest critic.
When I started my business, the perfectionist tendencies completely paralyzed me. I had so much to offer, but I wasn’t getting out there and sharing it with the people who needed it because I was too busy nitpicking it to death.
Was the punctuation correct? Omg, there was a typo. Could I have said it differently? Maybe I should go fix my website or rework my ‘modules’ again…
Over time, the INSANE amount of pressure I put on myself starting weighing on me. I was frozen with overwhelm because simple tasks would take me forever to get ‘perfect’, and when I finally did get it done, I just sat there anxiously thinking about what everyone would think.
If you relate to this at all, you know how it goes. And you NEED to hear this:
If you keep worrying about getting it perfect, it will NEVER happen.
I can promise you that. You’ll be sitting there with the perfect website, the perfect business plan, the perfectly organized to do list, and absolutely zero clients.
I know this because I’ve been there. The anxiety led to total exhaustion, and I realized I either had to quit my business, or give up being perfect.
I chose the latter. And let me tell you, things change REAL QUICK when you finally LET. THAT. SHIT. GO.
It’ll get messy. It’ll force you to drop the bullshit that’s telling you you’re not good enough and believe in yourself. But it’ll also set the course YOUR beautiful, life-changing transformation.
Any fellow perfectionists or recovering perfectionists feel me on this?! Has the need to ‘get it perfect’ ever kept you from getting it done?