I had this epiphany one day when I was so frustrated with myself on not accomplishing more work. More specifically not tackling what I knew I had to do. Being articulate is not a strength of mine but there are two words that are pretty straight forward in the English language. Perfectionism and Procrastination.
If you are a person that thinks in clear terms, then you identify with either side of the spectrum these two words have as bookends. I urge you to rethink the number of books, so to speak, in between the bookends and allow for a book for every aspect of your life. We are not designed to be perfect; therefore, we should not expect perfectionism in all we do. This often stifles any progress we have made.
I find it very fascinating and irritating (bookends) with the evolution of science, knowing we each have a different DNA from each other, many people still strive to be identical to others. Striving for good habits is commendable, but striving to be just like someone is detrimental. For instance, reevaluating my expectations for where my business is one year later.
In my research on understanding why I procrastinate certain endeavors, I came across a website that appealed to my reasoning about this issue. The link is in my original blog. What makes us successful is our expectations of our lives. The hardest part is not procrastinating when new feelings arise. I am here to say, embrace those feelings as progress over fear knowing you can make a U-turn at the next stop light. You might just feel another new feeling of successfulness and consequently further on your road to accomplishing your goal. –The Evolving Mother
"When you chase perfection, you set yourself up for disappointment, and all too easily it is used as a form of procrastination. There's never a perfect moment that you will feel completely ready. No one feels completely capable and has unlimited funds, time and energy to achieve their goals. And everyone is terrified of failure, looking foolish, and letting others down. It's not about waiting for the time to be right. It's about taking action because your vision is worth it." -Alli Worthington
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