So Ya Wanna Be Perfect? Stop it!
- July 16, 2012
- Posted by: Rochelle
- Category: Creativity + Inspiration
That voice in your head that won’t let you release your new website until it is beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt perfect. That says maybe just one more round of revisions to that sales piece, that ground-breaking article, will do the trick.
Yes, your best work—like all great creative—needs air. It needs to breathe—it must be revisited more than once so you approach it with fresh eyes, fresh ears, fresh brain. Genius lives there.
But perfection is something else.
Perfection is the enemy.
It’s a death spiral for creativity.
It’s the opposite of special.
It’s a trap.
To lull you into being good, but never great.
To feel safe when you are anything but.
It’s time to stop.
Instead, dare to be imperfect.
Dare to release something that scares you.
What’s it gonna be?
Yours in imperfection.