I think there’s a fine — or blurry — line between perfectionism and procrastination. Sometimes they are dancing so closely together, I can’t tell the two apart.
It’s easy to get stuck in the rut of waiting until something is perfect… which then quickly turns into procrastinating from simply pulling the trigger.
We all have our things that we want to get just right.
What is it for you? Maybe, like me, it’s design work.
It could be your writing project: that book you’re working on or simply a post for your blog.
It could be your art. Your business plan. Your big idea.
Whatever it is… you’re mulling it over. Thinking about it. Working on it. Praying about it. Pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into it. But it’s not perfect. It’s not done.
It’s close. But you don’t think it’s ready yet.
Perhaps, though… Perhaps it’s as ready as it needs to be for now.
Because an imperfect idea that’s launched has the potential to make the world a better place. But an idea that’s still being developed and perfected isn’t impacting anyone.
Nobody benefits from the idea, art, or words tucked away inside our heads, hearts, and computers.
It’s time to break up the dance of perfectionism and procrastination.
That thing you’ve been working on?
Go ahead and pull the trigger.