Recently I was chatting with a TC who had worked in house for a company for several years, and with relocating to another state, she was ready to try her hand at being an independent TC. On our call, we chatted about some of the steps she’d taken and some things she’d need to do. Over the course of our conversation she confessed she didn’t feel ready, as we drilled down deeper, she realized that she was letting her fear of being perfect block her from actually starting her independent TC services.
I shared with her my belief that perfectionism is another form of procrastination.
We all know in our hearts that there is no such thing as perfect, yet many of us put off doing things we really want such as launching a new program or service until we feel we’ve got everything perfect. We keep working at it, dreaming about it, talking about it, and never quite get it going, simply because we’re letting our fear get in the way. We’re letting an unrealistic idea of perfectionism stop us in our tracks before we even have a chance to get started.
Now I’m not proposing that you don’t plan, prep, study, and learn what you need to do something new, what I am suggesting is that you don’t let all of that stop you from actually doing this new thing.
So as you start the New Year, I want to encourage you to take action toward the goals that are important to YOU and don’t let perfectionism block you.