Biz Nuggets #9: THE CURSE OF PERFECTIONISM

“I think perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat, pretending to be elegant when actually it’s just terrified.” - ELIZABETH GILBERT

Guys, we’re all guilty of the perfectionism curse.

It’s in the nature of what we do - we strive for the perfect performance, to learn all of the notes, add in the perfect dynamics, make the phrase sing with perfect grace and elegance.

We spend HOURS laboring over that one note that has to sound a specific way for us to be happy with it.

Perfectionism has a tendency to rear its ugly head ALL THE TIME when we try to create something, and.. I hope you all know this… perfectionism is not a helpful trait at all.

It’s one thing to work towards a goal then achieve the goal, but it’s an entirely different thing when you’re aiming for perfection, and anything less than that is failure. Being a perfectionist actually gets in your way as you create.

Perfectionism is an excuse for not completing tasks. Sometimes it even becomes a reason for you to avoid starting a task in the first place!

Do you ever have those moments where you’re like “If I can’t do it 100%, I really shouldn’t even get started on it?”

Yeah. We’ve ALL been there.

Perfectionism is one of the major ways creative entrepreneurs keep themselves small and out of the game. After all, if you don’t start, you can’t fail at it, right? What if perfectionism was just a symptom of fear?

We already know that fear isn’t helpful at all, so let’s bypass the perfectionism too.

Done is always better than perfect (especially when perfect stops you from putting your work out there!)

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