There is such a thing as sitting on the fence too long
If you wait too long to make a choice to go to one side or the other
You might lose the impetus to move altogether
The impulse that got you up on the fence in the first place
Might die a quiet but painful little death
At the very least
You risk getting splinters in your bottom
Inspired by The Daily Post Word Prompt: fence
I am a recovering perfectionist.
(I write of this often.)
One of the most helpful tools I have learned to use to work with this -ism is the following mantra:
“Done is better than perfect.”
― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Boy, has this helped me make great strides.
Before this quote found its way into my psyche, I would procrastinate out the wazoo, or sit on and spin out over a project, desperate for it to be “complete” enough to put in the public eye.
Problem was, nothing was ever “good enough” to be complete.
It was hard at first, but by now, I am much better at just getting it done and out there. Through practice, I am learning the value of getting it done and letting it go.
I can always make changes and improve later.
Better done than perfect. Because perfect never comes.
Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: perfection
I am going to do it.
I have begun to really think about getting to it.
I’ve been getting ready to start to consider doing it.
I’m preparing to be ready to start.
I am so totally going to do it.
I’ve already been doing it…in a way.
It’s what I’ve wanted to do my whole life!
So what if maybe deep down I don’t actually think I am very good at it?
Yeah, maybe I am afraid that I don’t really fit in with the whole industry,
I’m still going to do it!
I just have to find a way to do it while being secretly terrified of actually trying.
Because, like, what if I fail?
What if I finally try, and I actually fail?
What will I revolve my whole life around then?
Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: moxie