Perfectionism in Motion
When you’re a designer at heart, the most challenging project you can take on is to design your own website. This is true for so many reasons: because you lack perspective, because you want it to be a shining example of your own work…but mostly? You want it to be perfect. You tweak and you tweak and you tweak, and it’s never done. Because it’s never right. Never good enough. Never perfect.
And let’s face it – this isn’t unique to the profession and act of design.
When you’re a perfectionist, you can spend your whole life wound up and bound in the details, the tweaks, the “but not yet”s.
Those are holding patterns.
Those tweaks are keeping you from moving forward.
Waiting for perfect in order to start means you will never, ever finish.
Because it’s never perfect. Nothing ever is.
But what it can be? Is done.
Finished. Complete. Zero on the countdown. Liftoff.
The key is this: you define what “finished” means. There is nothing – absolutely nothing – keeping you from declaring “done and launch!” except your own perfectionist tendencies, your own requirements, your own benchmarks for success.
Define them. Decide what must happen – not what you want to happen, but what “world falls down without it” has to happen. Call that done. Make it so.
What can you launch this week, or even today? What’s stuck in the “perfect” holding pattern? Go off and finish it – and share your “boom!” with the world.
What’s your imperfect offering?