You know how much I think perfectionism is just procrastination? If you don’t then let me introduce myself. Hello, I am LL and I used to be a perfectionist. And, then I realized I was just being a procrastinator. And, really, who wants to be a procrastinator?
Now, I know there is plenty of chatter about how some procrastination is a good thing. It allows ideas to percolate. And, I would agree with that. But, I am not talking about the percolating kind of procrastination. I am talking about the delay, make excuses, dream of it but never pull the trigger, kind of procrastination. The deep belief that it needs to be perfect before you can share it with anyone.
Let me just tell you that you will always be tweaking things.
There are more guarantees in life than death and taxes.
Updating your website will be a constant task.
So, launch it! You can make changes as you get feedback and learn how your users are using it.
Share that blog. You can always write and update or edit it later.
Give that speech!
Paint that picture.
Post that video.
You don’t get good by thinking about it.
You get better and better by doing.
The author of “the happiness project” said in an interview she’d rather have that get together then plan the perfect dinner party that never happens.
So, press “go”, “publish” or “play!”
Because the more you share who you are and care less about being so perfect the more you’ll drive people crazy for you!
Being you is more attractive than being curated.
What will do imperfectly today?