In my May, 2011 newsletter I introduced you to my new word - Startfidence. Startfidence is all about taking action and watching your confidence soar.
A killer to taking action is perfectionism. You believe that until something is absolutely perfect it isn't good enough. Think about that for a minute. Really? Do you really think that something is ever going to be perfect?
A coaching client of mine, Andrea Hayft, told me about a quote that definitely gives a new perspective to being a perfectionist.
Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It's a pursuit of the worst in ourselves - the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough. Julie Cameron in "The Artist's Way"
I've never thought that way about perfectionism before but it is so true. It's not about doing things perfectly; it's about thinking that what we do is never good enough.
If you deal with perfectionism I have two words for you - Stop It. And two more words - Right Now!
Strive for excellence instead.
, what are you waiting for?
I want to hear from you! Let me know at my blog when you're going to stop waiting for things to be perfect and start getting things done.
Love & Confidence,Elizabeth