Do you want everything to be just “perfect” before you take action?
Do you hesitate before publishing an article?
Do you find it difficult to be on camera because you’re self-conscious?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you may be a perfectionist… like me.
In the last email, I learned my subject line contained an embarrassing error! Yikes! Horrors! I was cringing inside. Then I thought, Oh well… at least I did my best... and I wrote something!
After 20 years of effort and hesitation, I eventually self-published my children’s book, “Dancing With Tex: The Remarkable Friendship
To Save The Whooping Cranes.” It was a best-seller and won an award. So what was I waiting for? (See: http://www.DancingWithTex.com)
A friend of mine used to say, “If you want everything to be perfect, you can have a perfect nothing.”
I've also heard, “Perfect is the enemy of good." And “Done is better than perfect.”
How do we overcome our aversion to taking risks?
Perhaps we can learn from the Japanese. They have a beautiful word called, "kintsugi," that gives us an answer
of how to deal with our mistakes.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections.
For example, I just created this video gift for you, and after glancing at it, I realized my eye makeup was smudged underneath my eyes. Oh well.... Done is better than perfect.
And this video honors who you are.
Know that you matter to me. See: http://bit.ly/
To Your Success,
P.S. Are you an author? If so, there are just a few days left to enroll in the Oct.28th workshop about how to create a virtual book tour. You'll learn valuable information from an amazing leader and friend, Charmaine Hammond. (The program will be recorded if you can't attend live.)