I don’t know about you, but I’ve never gotten really good at something without a ton of practice.
And yet, when we get caught up in our perfectionism, we rob ourselves of the valuable practice that would make whatever we’re contemplating, well, perfect.
When we don’t put ourselves out there, we miss out on the practice of
sharing our ideas clearly
having sales conversations
powerfully articulating our value
improving our timing and presence
understanding what our audience wants
getting comfortable doing uncomfortable things.
Best-selling books don’t magically appear. They take weeks, months, and sometimes even years of writing, refining and marketing before they reach that status.
World-class speakers all typically have a speaking horror story or two in their back pocket.
Even when you look at the best podcasters and Youtubers who garner millions of downloads and views, most started with bad lighting, unprofessional audio. But they were up to the task of practicing to become the best version of themselves.
Don’t let your perfectionism rob you of the gift of practice.
When you show up, and keep showing up, you give yourself the opportunity to refine what you have.
And if you’re truly a perfectionist, you already know – practice makes perfect.