Perfection is one of the best excuses we have when it comes to stalling on our dreams. I get that you want things to be ‘perfect’, but what you may not realise is that perfection only comes once your idea has been tested in the real world.
Perfection cannot be achieved in solitude
Perfection is often something we strive for behind the scenes. Tweaking and polishing for hours on end before we allow anyone to see or hear our idea.
But this need for perfection is a story we’ve told ourselves to stay safe. If we don’t put it out there, no one can judge it, right?
Perfection can only come through the evolution of an idea. It can’t be manufactured behind the scenes from only one point of view.
If you try and perfect this alone you become too emotionally attached to the idea and can’t see all the opportunities it holds.
Release it to the world and know it can and will evole.
When we’re creating something that is important to us we can often set unrealistic expectations. We put so much pressure on ourselves to have it all figured out.
Instead, acknowledge it’s OK to be a work in progress.
Understand that you need to step into the vision you have, rather than try to launch your bigger vision all at once. It’s far easier to take lots of small steps than one massive one.
The gold is in the detours
Don’t be afraid to pivot as you go. Sometimes we spend way too long on an idea that isn’t really right for us. We keep forcing it, hoping it will take the form we want.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt is that there is gold in the detours. Be open to what else is out there for you and know it’s OK to let something go.
Let them serve as you intended
Get your ideas out there to help those that are waiting for them. Let them work their magic even in their imperfect form.
You’ll soon work out how to make it even better than you could have imagined.
Remember, action trumps thoughts when you’re searching for clarity.
Don’t let your perfection misguide you. Call it out for what it is, stop playing safe and keeping your ideas from the world.
We need what you have and we’re ready now.