It’s a rare characteristic to be able to create something and push it out into the marketplace… into the World… without attempting to “perfect” it.
I think there are more of us who are ‘perfectionists’ than we’d like to admit.
Perhaps it’s the way the educational system has trained us… After all, you shouldn’t turn in your report, or your test, or your project until it’s PERFECT, right? Gotta get that ‘A’.
…And up until now, there wasn’t really an incredibly compelling reason not to seek “perfection” in everything I do. But, again, it is quite detrimental to the world, to your success, and to your happiness.
Products get delayed for release. We get stuck on if we should publish something or not. And if you’ve ever experienced anything like me, we can even retreat so far inwards that we don’t say anything or engage in anything anymore.
I found myself doing this, specifically on Facebook.
I might watch a video and feel inspired by it… but scroll on. Why didn’t I click the “Like” button? Why didn’t I comment, and express my gratitude?
Because, it’s not SAFE to express our opinions.
But, as Professor Jordan Peterson so eloquently puts it… It never will be, and that’s OK.
This video inspired me and I think it will inspire you too. In fact, after I publish this, I’m going to watch it again. It’s that good. Enjoy!
Wonderfully said, right?
This is one of those videos that you stash in your digital library and pull it out to watch occasionally just to remind yourself that it’s never a bad time to take a leap of faith (in yourself)…
To speak your truth…
To launch your “imperfect” product…
…And to possibly do something great… or at least learn how to not screw up again.
Because there are NO true losses. There is always a GAIN.
Even if you lose a million dollars in a second, you still GAINED. You gained experience. Now you know not to do that again!