Do you wait to act on something until you have all the facts? Until you’ve mastered all the techniques?
Do you wait to try something new until you’ve gathered all the necessary ideas? Until you’re sure you’ve got it down?
It’s okay to want to be perfect. I’m a Virgo: I know.
It’s okay to gather information & develop a plan of action. That makes me happy too.
But is all the waiting necessary? What if you screw up? (You will.)
Perfectionism is a process. Being perfect doesn’t come at step one or even step one hundred for that matter. Perfection is something to strive for but not something to get hung up on.
Perfection is about being kind to yourself on the journey so that when you hit a road block, you can figure out how to get through, how to keep working towards your ideal.
Perfection is not a starting point but an ending point that’s always just a little out of reach.
Perfection is knowing that showing up & staying accountable to yourself over time will yield the best results.
Perfection can’t be attained in the classroom. Perfection is present on the battlefield.
Your enemy is your fear of actually being good enough.
If perfectionism is keeping holding you back, remember that all things evolve and change – what looks perfect today will look old & tired tomorrow. Perfectionism is the process of making things new again, not waiting until the world stands still.