Perfectionism kills dreams and desires.
“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.”
Being a perfectionist or having perfectionist tendencies can be the bane of anyone’s life.
You end up being pedantic with every little detail and waste a lot of time ruminating about insignificant things, to the point where you don’t end up executing that goal or desire.
For an instance, if you were a writer and a soon to be author, the traditional route would be to get a publishing deal and that’s what you have decided is the only route. So let’s say you have spent time searching for a deal but to no avail, just rejection at every stage. A year or two has gone by and no one has seen the light of day of this book. The passion you once had for this book has now dissipated, so you resolve to put it on the shelf for good.
In those 365-730 days (it sounds plenty doesn’t it?) you could have been sharing your talent on your own terms. You could have used social media, a website, radio, to expose your talent, after all the ability is already there, all you have to do, is share it. This “perfect ideal” that you created limited your ability to grow and instead you grew weary.
The things that you want, will not always come in the fashion that you had hoped for. For that reason, it is crucial to sometimes release the grip on these predicted forms, and allow yourself to be open to other possibilities that surround you.
Stop nitpicking and waiting for the perfect opportunity, moment or money, everything you need to achieve that goal is already in your possession.
Just do it!