I’m a perfectionist.
But I’m also super “into” taking action. Usually.
That is, unless my inner perfectionist gets in on my business.
In fact, there have been stretches of time that spanned years where I remained trapped, rehearsing and re-rehearsing the steps… but not taking action.
For an action-taking-fan… this was crippling, and a huge blow to my self-esteem.
But then I learned two things.
#1: Everything has its own timing.
#2: There is no such thing as “perfect.” But your inner perfectionist can help you get close.
In fact, perfection and timing go hand in hand.
If your perfectionism is causing you to waste too much time refining, you may be falling victim to it. But, if the perfection you’re seeking isn’t quite there, you may need more time.
Still, when you have a big goal, you also likely have a brutal perfectionist. Like I did.
The secret is the balance I just described.
Sometimes, we just aren’t ready to step into the big shoes our perfectionist wants us to wear.
Maybe you’ve been running a done-for-you business and you want to make the leap to teaching or coaching… but you aren’t sure what your expertise is.
In that case, go back to the drawing board, get to know your clients and then find something that answers a need they have. Find a way to help them.
If your clients aren’t giving you “perfect” pathways that align with you spiritually and show a way forward with a new chapter of your business… the timing may be off.
But if they have, and you keep stalling because it doesn’t feel “right” yet while you tweak and tweak again, but hold back from sharing… maybe your perfectionist is getting too involved.
The sweet spot is an intuitive “click,” and you’ll know it when you feel it.
So if Mrs. Inner Perfectionist has too much to say… and no action is happening, either go on a meditation retreat to get clarity, or just hit “play” and adjust later.
You have nothing to lose and everything to learn… if you’re ready.