Is perfectionism causing your procrastination? 💯
Is the fear that what you do won't ever be good enough causing you to keep putting off starting?
Are you thinking: If it can't be perfect, why bother?
Is your fear of failing (which you are defining as anything less than perfect) keeping you stuck?
Perfectionism: What are you hiding from?
I once heard Seth Godin say that "perfectionism is a form of hiding" and I wholeheartedly agree.
We hide from doing the work.
We hide from finishing the work.
We hide from sharing the work.
We hide from possible rejection.
We hide from failure.
We also hide from progress.
We hide from our potential.
We hide from seeing just how far we can go.
We hide from helping others with what we produce.
We hide from learning how to overcome obstacles.
We hide from bringing our dream to life.
We hide from learning new things.
We hide from the power of reflection.
We hide from our inner power.
We hide from our self-assurance.
We hide from new connections.
We hide from our personal growth.
We hide from our legacy.
We hide from our own awesomeness.
We hide from inspiration.
We hide from financial rewards.
We hide from being an example of what's possible.
I could go on and on, but I think you get it.
Please stop expecting perfection from yourself and your work.
The costs of staying stuck in procrastination's grasp are just too high.
Start what you've been procrastinating on, finish it, and share it.
Each time you do, it will get a little easier.
Where have you been holding back on yourself because your expectations are a little too high? Let's talk. You are my people. Find me here.
Jen Laffin is an Accountability & Empowerment Coach for women, a master teacher, host of The Flight School Podcast, a possible thinker, and a recovering procrastinator. She teaches women how to get the results their inner critic is telling them they can't so that they can do the things that they've always wanted. To learn more, visit www.jenlaffin.com, or find Jen on Linkedin and Instagram.