Why Perfectionism Is An Excuse That’s Keeping You Stuck
Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? If so, you aren’t alone. So many of us let perfectionism control our every move, from how we go about our day to the work we put out into the world.
After all, there are people who are paying attention to what we’re doing. They’re watching our every move… in “real” life and also on all of our social media feeds.
And that’s why we can’t resist making sure that every last detail is exactly as perfect as it should be before we share, well… anything.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an artist, a coach, or whatever your chosen profession may be, if you’re a perfectionist, you may be holding yourself back from your true potential without even realizing it.
Here’s the funny little thing about perfectionism.
It’s a way for you to not have to do the thing that you know you’re called to do, or put the thing out that you know you’re called to put out.
Perfection Protects You
Perfectionism is protection. Think of it as a shield. As soon as you have to put something out there that you’ve been working on, that shield comes down and you’re no longer protected.
It becomes real and raw because it’s “out there.”
And when you’re no longer protected, you’ll have to finally hear…
…What people say.
…What people think.
…And whether or not what they say and think stacks up to what you envisioned in your head.
That’s What Stops Us
The realization that the shield is about to come down is the reason why most of us don’t follow through with what we’re called to do or what we’re supposed to do.
We go back to the drawing board to give whatever it is just one more tweak – until we get it PERFECT.
But you know what happens then? You’ll either keep finding more tweaks you can possibly make, or you may even finish what you’re working on and decide that there’s another way it could’ve been done better…
Because whatever it is just isn’t perfect yet.
Guess what? It probably never will be. But if you wait, then you’re going to stay stuck.
And the vicious cycle will continue to repeat itself over and over again.
ITN Founder, Cynthia Garcia, is sharing a quick trick that will help you get over perfectionism, once and for all.
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