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She's the prettiest lady I know. I know this lady, she's totally pretty!! I totally dig her. She's fly, she's totally chick. She's the kind of lady you want to be seen in a picture with, you want to be seen in her company, you want to be in her good books, and you want so desperately to be friends with her.
She's got the kind of hair you could only dream about but how dare you. Her make up could easily pass for being photo shopped but it's not. Her figure makes you hope she never gets anywhere close to your man otherwise you just may become his ex. The only words your limited vocabulary can find to describe her stilettos are words like seductive, beautiful, glamorous; and you are dying to have them.
So who is she?? What’s her name? I'm glad you asked. Her name is perfectionism. Sounds familiar? You may have heard of her, you may know her personally or hold on.... you are her?
Perfectionism is so seductive. You want to get everything right. It's got to be like they say "perfect" and if it isn't nothing else will do. Perfectionism carries in her designer bag a purse full of impatience and accessories of intolerance.
Sacre bleu! Did I mention that behind that gorgeous figure, she is wearing a corset of not good enough. And oh I would have given anything to have her waistline.
Can you relate to her? Sometimes we want to start a new venture, write the book, start the business, reach out to a new partner but we want everything to be perfect. We want to nail the speech to a T; we want our appearance, our presentation to be flawless. We prepare and prepare and prepare. At some point you’ve got to launch. You’ve got to step out, ready or not. Just step out. I’m not in anyway undermining preparedness or excellence, I’m just launching an “attack” on perfectionism because oh is she seductive. James Collins said good is the enemy of great and I agree only when you settle on good.
But I dare to say that great is the enemy of good. If you have a plan, a blueprint, a desire, a proposal, get started, it may not be “perfect” and polished. It may not be “good enough” but that’s ok. Just get started because only in starting can you become great. If you don’t get started from where are, irrespective of how good or ready you are you will not see that desire materialize. Get started and then improve with each opportunity. Does this sound familiar “Just Do It” Yep!! That’s because me and Nike have something in common J
I know what if feels like being the glamorous lady because I used to be her. I wanted everything so perfect, until I realized that the corset wasn’t that cool after all. I came to understand that leaning in and getting started was most important and then building on from there. I may not be as glamorous as I used to be but it feels great to give in to the vulnerability and take action.
Can you identify with perfection? Those moments where you prepare and prepare and prepare and still are yet to take action. What stops you? How can you begin to take action. Leave me your comments in the comment section.
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