Good Enough is Good EnoughOct 15, 2023
You know what I'm big fat bored with? Perfectionism. And let me tell you, I have been the worst offender of the HIGHEST order for more years than I care or dare to count.
But lately, well, I'm just sick of waiting for things to be just right before I do something or make a decision or dye my freaking hair; yes, that's how ridiculous my brain can be.
Hi, it's me. I'm the problem 🙋🏻♀️
I realise, of course, that, like most things, business or otherwise related, I am not alone in this. It is a recurring issue that founders face, and it's holding entire otherwise FABULOUS ideas from coming to fruition while we wait... for what? For it to be a better time? A more well-thought-out plan (HAHAHAHAHA) or perhaps a better hair day to record that video (if you're nodding, hello, friend).
So, why do we do it?
I have a theory that while yes, of course, we want our work to reach the world in pristine condition with all of the bells, whistles and finishing touches (we are professionals, right?), we are also leaning on perfectionism as a reason for procrastination, that sneaky brain monkey leading us astray so we don't have to face judgement from the world at large when we launch something new only to find a freaking spelling mistake in the launch email or a *gasp* broken link.
Side note: If you haven't watched Tim Urban's TED talk, Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator, you need this in your life, go watch it.
So, while I love the fact that the work I put into the world is well thought out and curated, I am also learning that it doesn't have to be perfect. WE are not perfect, and nor should we be. We are multi-faceted, multi-passionate entrepreneurs, trailblazers and leaders. We SHOULD be making mistakes because that's how we grow, and in owning this fact, we permit others to do the same, and the world hails a massive collective sigh of relief like letting the steam escape from a pressure cooker and when you look at it like that, you're actually doing the world a service, which basically makes you a Shero.
If any of this feels like you, take a deep breath and repeat this affirmation whenever you feel yourself stalling over a launch, conversation, or implementing a new idea. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Good enough is good enough.
If everything was always perfect, where would be the room for growth? Where would we go from there?
Let it be imperfect. Let it become.
I'm walking this one with you and learning that It's a much more interesting ride when I haven't got it all figured out. Give it a try.
Trust me, you are always more than good enough.
I believe in you (always),
👉 This affirmation was taken from a series I share every Monday with our Hello CEO mailing list. If you want to join in, head to the homepage and sign up!
Tricia Scott is a passionate startup business mentor and the Founder and Editor of The Female CEO - Create Evolve Overcome, a platform and digital magazine holding the space to showcase female entrepreneurs from all over the world.
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