I don’t know about you but I’m done waiting to be perfect. I surrender to all I am and all I have to give NOW. A couple of days ago I was inspired by seeing another lady in the marketing community I’m proud to belong to, launch her new blog. It was great. It wasn’t perfect and the author knew it. Yet she put it out there knowing it was going to bring hope and provide value to the people she cared about.
It was a wake-up call for me. I got this blog to a certain stage and then thought, “Well, I need to be sure I’ve everything backed up properly before I launch it, I need to have more flesh on the bones of it, I need to have this in place, that in place. (I won’t bore you with all the technical details!) I shot a couple of short videos last weekend with a couple of ladies who are doing awesome work that I wanted to share news of with you, videos that I wanted to upload here. Struggling with a new computer and an entirely new operating system, that plan hasn’t come to fruition yet despite my best effort.
I really believe in the power of questions and that the quality of our lives depend on the quality of the questions we ask. I found myself asking this morning, “Am I waiting to be perfect?” and then, “Why?”
I grew up learning that if something I was doing wasn’t perfect it wasn’t good enough, but do you know what? I’m just going to let it all go. Right now. Today, I had the startling realisation that like the lady whose blog I reviewed, I might be robbing people, perhaps you, of finding something on this site today that could help you in your practice while I’m waiting to be perfect.
It’s time for us all to give up this ridiculous notion of perfection; embrace the vulnerability inherent in stepping up and standing out and just do it! I strive for excellence, to do my best and enjoy the process. If I do these things that’s good enough.
Yes, I know there are no images on each page and yes, I know that the site isn’t optimized for the search engines and I don’t have a professional header or fancy graphics up yet. I also know that there are so many people out there looking for exactly what YOU have to offer that I don’t want to hold back on anything I might have that could help you to do that. I know this site is a work in progress, like me, like you, like your work, and always will be. Thinking about it, I don’t even know what ‘perfect’ would look like anyway!
Somebody, somewhere is waiting for me to show up today. They’re waiting for you too!
Please comment below and share where you might be letting the idea of ‘perfection’ hold you back from all that you’re capable of accomplishing and offering to the world right now. Do you have a few tips to share on how you don’t anymore?