Time doesn’t wait for perfection. Time has got other things to do while you hem, haw, tweak, plan, and strategize.
You see, I haven’t written much lately because I haven’t felt very inspired. And, in spite of writing a recent article encouraging you to stop caring what people think, my not feeling inspired is really code for: I didn’t have anything that I thought was good enough. Oh, the hypocrisy! I needed a strong kick in the pants and a good talking to.
One of my favorite bloggers, Darren Rowse, coincidentally posted a very interesting article yesterday, How to Make Your Blogging Dreams Come True. It was just what this perfectionist needed to hear. His advice could be applied to any dream or project and I highly recommend reading it if you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed.
If I can’t do something with absolute perfection, then fuhgettaboutit. But Darren pointed out that you can’t wait for the perfect set of circumstances to launch some new idea. You can’t wait for your creative idea to be in its perfect form. That time will never come. Just do the best you can right now. You will learn from your mistakes and make things better in the future.
Take small steps. Taking small steps towards your goal creates movement in your life and any movement, despite how minuscule or imperfect it is, is better than just stewing in your own wanna-be dreams.
Striving for perfection will only hinder you from reaching your goals.
Whatever project you’re dreaming about starting, there will never be a “right time.” Don’t wait until you’re more prepared, more skilled, more informed, or better looking. The time is now!