The Perfection Plateau
Do you get stuck moving forward with something because you don’t feel prepared enough or it doesn’t feel perfect enough? Welcome to the perfection plateau…bleh.
I seem to get plagued by the perfection plateau at times. I’m working along on something and BAM! I’m stuck. Progress comes to a halt. And the thoughts flood in…
Are you sure you’re ready?
Are you sure you know enough?
Are you sure it’s good enough?
Are you sure this is what you really want to do?
Well, great! Now I’m doubting myself. The raging fire that was fueling my passion now resembles a small flame on a flickering candle. Again…bleh.
So, what do I do? I get this brilliant idea to work on something else in the meantime. That gets the fire going…
And then I hit the perfection plateau on that project and the cycle continues. When I break free from the haze and look around I realize I have plenty of items in the start column, but the finish column is, well…empty.
Don’t let the perfection plateau plague you. You’re not going to accomplish much if you’re always waiting for things to be perfect.
Now, preparation is still important. I’m not saying you should launch a business without any research or money. Just don’t put everything on hold over and over waiting for the perfect time or the perfect website.
Stop doubting yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others and get it done.
So what if she knows more than you. So what if she looks classier than you. So what if she has a million followers! That’s her…not you. (And NEWSFLASH: she’s not perfect either.)
Be YOU! That’s all you really need to do.
Be brave, not perfect. And push past that plateau.