Every day I have the opportunity to meet people, to present my ideas, and to be successful. Every day I also have the opportunity to fall victim to what many of us do when we have a vision for something great. We wait for perfection. A perfect website, a perfect presentation, a perfect, a perfect, a perfect.
Not going to happen.
The word perfect has been defined in many ways, but for the most part, the common understanding of perfect indicates absolute conformity with a standard or ideal, unimprovable, accurate or correct in every detail, etc. It’s just impossible to be perfect.
I supposed one can expect to be perfectly imperfect in everything they do, which is why waiting around for that perfect performance, the perfect document, the perfect way to say something is only going to keep you from experiencing failure, which is what forces you to improve. Without failure, you become stagnant, and without input from others, you’ll miss growth opportunities.
If you are on the cusp of a breakthrough but aren’t able to make that next step towards success, ask yourself if you’re holding out for perfection. If you are, throw it aside and just take the leap of faith.
Whatever it is you’re working towards, you must expect to fall short from time to time. Surround yourself with people who understand this, practice this, and can offer you constructive criticism to help you get better at whatever it is you fearlessly attempted to do, imperfectly.