5 types of Perfection Paralysis
Correct me if I am wrong, but perfection paralysis is one of the most common afflictions we face as entrepreneurs, aspiring(fill in the blank) and people in general. It is also my personal opinion that no matter what type of perfection paralysis you have the cure for them all is the same and simple. I’ll go into detail about what that cure is below.
I know you are probably thinking, “How do I even know if I have perfection paralysis?” Well I have a few questions that you should ask yourself before we get to the good stuff. These should be answered simply with a yes or a no.
Have you started the journey?
Do you have a clear vision for your goals and dreams?
Do you have an actionable plan in place to achieve those goals?
Do you really what to make this happen?
You may have answered with all yes’s or all no’s…..only you know. The truth is either way you could still have some sort of perfection paralysis within you. I would like to speak to those who answered no first.
I bet you can guess what my first suggestion would be to you right?
Get started with the questions above before you go any further. Many times our lack of action comes from not having a clear vision or goal so we really don’t know what to do or where to start.
And where does that lead us…the same place we were last year. And that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing..but what if you could have more? What if you did more?
I want you to remember something super important. There is nothing wrong with wanting more and chasing the “BIG FISH” in life. It all starts with you and YOU are the only person that can get yourself to that finish line.
If you answered yes to those questions then my question to you is what is really getting in your way of greatness? I’m willing to bet that that “what” is actually a “who” and that “who” my darling is you. Can you accept that and begin to make changes for the sake of your dreams coming true?
With that being said, Here are the 5 types of perfection paralysis and how to overcome each one:
There just is a never ending list of things that you need to look up and study before you start your personal journey. You research everything you possibly can and still you have nothing to show for it. I have probably been all 5 of the offenders I’m gonna tell you about at some point but this one is the most familiar to me. I had the feeling that If i educated myself on the every single thing in my niche I would have a better chance of succeeding. WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG!
This is not the way to go friend. Through experience I can now attest to the fact that taking action, trying and failing and taking risk gives you wayyyyy better chances of succeeding than researching for years will ever do. Do yourself, me, your future clients a favor and just take the first step toward any goal you want to accomplish.
Ms/Mr Do over
Ok so you’ve recorded your first youtube video. But it’s just something about it that doesn’t sit right with you. There’s no way you can post this video and now you have to re record it. Second time around and you notice you don’t have a certain product that you wanted to show to your viewers. Well now you have to wait until you get that specific product and re-record the video AGAIN. I’ll stop here because you and I both know the cycle doesn’t stop there.
In these cases we get so caught up in SELF MADE reasoning on why you need a million do overs before you send it into the world.
Can you see the paralysis in this way of thinking?
Don’t get so caught up in details that you never finish your project. If you can fix something immediately by all means do that and put forth your best work. If not, its ok….it is completely ok to progress ya know!
Just keep in mind that the people who support you are interested in seeing you grow and evolve. Put the blog post up with medium quality images if that is all you have. When you finally are able to get those high quality images, or fans, supporters and hell even your haters will notice the improvement.