Don’t Let Perfection Hold You Back
I was making some content just the other day and I kept making mistakes. I kept tripping up. I kept losing my place. I kept forgetting what I was going to say, just not being in the flow. And it, made me think of a conversation I was having a client recently and something I’ve heard people say many times over the years.
I was having a conversation with a business owner, who was talking about wanting to make some videos for their business, to share content about what they can do and how they can help people in their business sector.
And he said to me, “oh, I just can’t, can’t do it, it’s easy for you”, he went on to say it’s easy for me because I’ve been on TV and how it just comes natural to me . But the reality is, like everybody, I’m only human. I haven’t and I don’t always find being on camera that comfortable and it’s definitely not natural and easy!
But after years of doing it, after years of practice, after years of putting these videos out there, it does and has got easier, It doesn’t mean it’s easy, it’s just easier.
This is so true for anything, if there’s something you truly want to do to master, to learn, to achieve, you’ve just got to get started, take consistent action towards making it happen and get more comfortable as you go and as you grow.
The more we do something the more comfortable we will be and the better we will become!
Think back over anything you’ve learned to do in your life. You, you weren’t born competent, or an expert in much, but through practice, through perseverance, through tenacity, you just kept going and you got better at it.
Some things we don’t want to master, we just need to do, other things we want to become more proficient and effective in doing it.
So, my question for you is, “Is there anything that you would like to achieve and accomplish in your life?”
Imagine if you could just get out of your own way, what is it you would really like to achieve?
As adults we often get in our own way, that internal voice, that inner critic, gives you a hard time and beats you up and gives you all the reasons why you can’t do something.
We can also get caught in the trap of the curse of comparison, we see other people’s highlights, we see how easy other people appear to be doing things, and we think, “oh, that’s easy for them”, often followed with all the reasons why we can’t do it ourselves!
But, what you don’t always see is how many outtakes, how many mistakes, how many setbacks, how many bloopers happened in order to get to the point where they’re happy to put themselves out there.
And after working with many professionals in different walks of life, I think that’s true for everybody. More often than not, there is so much hard work and effort that goes in behind the scenes that we don’t see
We simply have to have to practice and persevere and look forward to it getting easier as we go.
So, if you could turn that inner critic off, if you could get out of your own way, what is it you would like to achieve and accomplish?
Please leave a comment, get in touch and let me know what one thing that you would really, really like to achieve.
If you could fast forward to a point in time and you could now be really comfortable doing it, what is it you would really like to do?
Now it’s over to you to just get started and be consist with your efforts, if you want it enough, you just have to keep going, keep learning from your mistakes and setbacks, and get better as you go!
I really look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to hearing about your progress, as you start to work towards it now, just take the next step, and the next step and just keep going towards making it happen!
Remember what your mind believes you will achieve, so allow yourself to think differently, to believe in yourself, to take action and you can achieve the life and the goals that you want.
Go on, you can do it!
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