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As I was about to begin writing this blog, I wanted to make it perfect: I wanted it to start out with a bang! I have so much I want to write!!! I want to take you all along with me on being successful. Then I pinched myself – it is far more important to START than it is to aim for perfection from the very beginning.
“We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action.” ~ David J. Schwartz, from The Magic of Thinking Big
Perfection is one of those things that serves as an excuse for us to disguise procrastination as being acceptable, as having higher standards than the other person. It is nothing of the sort – there is arrogance buried in all that claim that you will not do anything unless it is perfect – you are essentially saying that someone else who took action, though not perfect, did not have your high standards! What!!!!
For any successful person, procrastination is the enemy. Procrastination is rooted in fear: fear that our skills are not up to scratch, fear that we will be unable to carry out the project, ultimately, fear that we will fall on our faces! For the majority of the people, this is enough to stop them. For a successful entrepreneur, it is vital that you stare down those fears and move beyond them, almost having a casual relationship with it. You just have to figure out how to get beyond the fear, but you know it cannot stop you.
Time is our most valuable asset and cannot be recovered. Each of us has the same 24 hours in a day, the same 60 minutes in one hour and the same 60 seconds in 1 min. There is no way to add an extra second to a day.
What will serve you better than waiting till everything is “perfect” is ACTION – not just any action, but inspired action. You are taking action following some preliminary thoughts and investigation which suggests that this may be a good idea. There is no guarantee that it will work, but there is a 100% guarantee that it will never happen if you never start. Because you start, taking small steps as you go from task to task, you are more likely to succeed.
And so I’ve started………..
Hi – would love to hear the rest of your quote!