Inspired by a recent article on how to stop procrastinating I decided to jump on here and spend two minutes writing. This “two minutes” point is important – I hope to use it to overcome writers block.
There are many topics I could write about on any given day: sales, marketing, networking, technology, websites, how-to’s…yet my thoughts don’t seem to align in the linear, good-for-an-article fashion that I see in blogs I love. You know the kind I mean, where you’re entertained, intrigued, and learn something – all at the same time.
The idea that I have to make a point or cause a change in you, the reader, puts a kind of pressure on what I say. This pressure to be great, write great, and cause a great change that helps you can also be called “the pressure to be perfect.”
But what of the old adage “don’t let perfect become the enemy of good enough?”
This pressure isn’t just in writing. We all experience it every day. From perfect wedding proposals to a perfect sales pitch – from the perfect name for your company to the perfect way to tell others what you do in 30 seconds or less.
How do we relieve this stifling pressure to be perfect? How do we stop trying to be perfect before we’ve even tried at all? How do we remove this potentially immobilizing force without sacrificing our standards?
There isn’t a one size fits all answer.
Perhaps the way to overcome this pressure is to recognize our fear for what it is: not knowing what’s coming next, the need to be in control of every outcome.
Every successful billionaire I’ve read about didn’t have it all figured out before they started. They just started and kept going. They knew they didn’t know and didn’t let it stop them.
Let’s take a lesson from these successful pioneers in their field and apply it to our every day lives in business.
Just start – and keep going.