Oct. 5, 2020

39: It’s Time to Stop Letting Perfectionism Hold You Back

Perfectionism is a never-ending chase. There’s something you want to pursue, but you find that you’re unqualified or not ready for one reason or another. As a result, you take no action, or you take steps that seem logical but aren’t actually...


Perfectionism is a never-ending chase. There’s something you want to pursue, but you find that you’re unqualified or not ready for one reason or another. As a result, you take no action, or you take steps that seem logical but aren’t actually that thing (i.e. buying a podcast mic and planning your show but never actually publishing an episode). This puts you right back at square one - still wanting to pursue that thing.. and STILL unqualified. So, how does one all of a sudden feel qualified and ready to take on a goal? Well, you don’t really! But you take action anyway. And you gain clarity and make progress from that action. Small, consistent action over time adds up to big results.

Along with taking action, enjoying the process is just as important. You never know what the future holds. You have no idea what your goal will look like once you reach it or if you’ll actually be as satisfied with the result as you’re telling yourself you will be. By enjoying the journey, you take less pressure off the end result. You find a lightness and more contentment with where you’re at right now, rather than constantly feeling like you’re not doing or being enough. You’re able to celebrate along the way and ultimately find more joy.

Social media adds an interesting dynamic to today’s perfectionism - it makes it THAT much harder to feel worthy since we now have access to seemingly perfect everything. We must remember that social media is a highlight reel. With that, we can continue to use it as a tool to connect with and empower each other. Post your favorite photos and show up as YOU. Know that you are enough and you are oh so worthy just as you are in this very moment.

In this episode, I mention books Break the Good Girl Myth by Majo Molfino, and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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