Are you the kind of person that likes to get things ‘right’ the first time?
Do you get stuck, before you have even started because you so badly don’t want to get it wrong?
Do you get paralysed by fear sometimes, because putting yourself out there feels a bit too scary and you might just prefer to stay safe today?
Have you ever considered that embracing the idea of ‘doing things imperfectly’ could actually benefit you rather than hinder you?
Here are my top 10 reasons to embrace ‘doing things imperfectly’.
1. Probably the most obvious of the 10, is that if you go ahead and do it imperfectly — you will learn from your mistakes, plain and simple, you are more likely to do it better next time! Do I need to say more?
2. Trying to ‘do it perfectly’ all the time, kills your productivity!
3. Everybody has to start somewhere — we can not be ‘perfect’ and never will be perfect anyway — starting ANYWHERE is a great starting point!
4. If you don’t put yourself out there nobody knows what you have to offer!
5. People actually love to see your errors! When people witness your growth and have watched you come so far in life, they are more invested and feel like they have somehow been a part of it. That may be in some small way, they are partly responsible for your magnificent growth and success.
6. People recognise themselves in you, they know that they too are imperfect, so they understand you more when they can see that you, just like them you do not always get things right. They can relate to that!
7. Doing something imperfectly instead of perfectly is part of the process. For instance… Putting out a perfectly polished product that you have worked on for 2 years +, is all very well and good, but if this is the first people have heard from you then you probably don’t have a market to sell it to. Building your market whilst you grow, will mean you have a market FULL of people already invested in what you do. They already love you and know your story. They are your followers!
8. Trial and error is EVERYTHING, if you keep your ideas in your head, and don’t put it out there.
9. If you get it wrong, you can still pat yourself on the back for having given it a go! You were not a spectator, you were in the game!
10. Get comfortable with all this imperfection and it will feel normal to you, you will build up resilience, and it will set you free in life!