Oooh Perfection! I can just keep on writing about perfection… I see it everywhere. Clients come up with it all the time… They’ve got great ideas but they can’t progress because it’s not quite perfect… They are literally waiting for perfection. But is that right? What if ‘Done is better than Perfect’?
Is it possible to achieve perfection? Honestly..? The answer is no. There’s no such thing as ‘perfect’.
Sure, something can be perfect for you at the perfect time in the perfect circumstances, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect for someone else. What you’re aiming for is unachievable.
So what are you supposed to do?
So what are you supposed to do? Just create rubbish stuff? Just put a bunch of stuff out there and hope it works for someone?
No, of course not. Let’s just walk through a scenario together, just for a moment, shall we? Let me know when it starts to feel familiar…
You know that great feeling. You have a great idea! You’re starting to work on something you’re really excited about? You feel excited, energised, motivated. This is great, it’s really going to work out! It’s going to help people.
So you start, and you create. You work hard, you put your heart into it. Before long it’s pretty much done. Not an awful lot more you can do now.
Just a few final tweaks.
Another review. And another… A few more tweaks… Need to think about it a little bit more…
3 weeks later, and what you made hasn’t changed a whole lot… Yet somehow you’ve not released it into the world?
Sound familiar? Can you achieve perfection?
What is really stopping you from releasing your great new thing into the world? Ask yourself.
Is it a fear of criticism? What will people think? Will they judge harshly?
‘Good’ is good enough to get it done
Is ‘good’ good enough? To get it done? To get you on your way, to get you started.
All that waiting for perfection is simply leading to putting off getting your ideas and things out there, generally for fear of someone else finding fault with it… Well, someone might, but that just means they’re not a good fit for you and your business. They’re not your ideal client. So it’s helping you qualify your customers, and that’s a good thing.
Don’t forget, you can develop and change along the way. Being out of the starting blocks is the most important thing! Getting started is the hard part. Your great stuff will be out there helping people and that is what matters. If another great idea comes up, you can add it in.