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Perfectionism

perfectionism2What is blocking you from achieving your goals?  If you’re feeling blocked, you may want to ask yourself if it’s perfectionism raising its ugly head.

Perfectionism has for much of my life played a destructive role.  Something in my head says, “It has to be perfect.  The best thing ever created.  Better than anything ever invented.”

Suddenly I realized, there is no “perfect,” just like there is no destination.  There is only the process we’re in at this present moment.

Spirit says, “Just do what you love.”

Remember, in this life, there is only process, not perfection.  We’re always “in process,” in this present moment.  Life is a journey not a destination.  There is only one true destination, and it’s six feet under ground.  As long as you’re alive, you are in process, in the present moment.  Are you doing what you love in this present moment?  Are you doing what you want to be doing in this present moment?  If not, why not?

Look at the ways that perfectionism blocks you.  Are you staying in a job because you think you need to plan your next career move perfectly before you leave your current job?  I can tell you from experience, reasonable planning is helpful, but you will never be able to plan for every eventuality.  You will learn and grow through the process.  I had to go back to full-time work twice before I became fully self-employed, once for seven months, and once for eighteen months.  I never could have foreseen the entire unfolding of the past twelve years.  And I never would have taken that first step.

Take one small step today toward your dream.  If you are ready to begin your own journey on the path of self-employment, check out the Un-Job Fair on Saturday, May 31st.  I look forward to seeing you there!

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