In order to take my first step in this direction, I promise right now that I will not even proofread or edit this blog post…seriously, which is incredibly difficult for me. I wouldn’t want the two readers I get (one of them includes myself) to see my imperfections. So many times in life people like me miss out on opportunities because we are afraid to step out or present anything reflecting ourselves unless it is perfect; however,
nobody can do everything perfectly.
There, I said it. Whew! I hate it, but it’s true…and that includes me.
The reason I will probably only have one person besides myself read this blog post is because I rarely post anything on here. Why? Because I have little time for unnecessary endeavors such as a blog, and if I don’t have the time to put into it to make it perfect, I’d rather not do it at all.
I need a 12-step program to kick the perfectionist habit.
I’m reading Quitter by Jon Acuff, and the current chapter opened my eyes to this problem. He says, “90 percent perfect and shard with the world always changes more lives than 100 percent perfect and stuck in your head.” This is my problem. Not only am I a perfectionist afraid for anyone to see me produce anything less than the absolute best, but I am also an introvert who tends to keep my inner self to myself.
I need God’s help on this because if I don’t simplify my life soon in this area, all the pent up potential I have is only going to overwhelm me and make me burn out. Passion fills my heart and I have untapped talents, but I always feel that if I can’t do it perfectly, I shouldn’t do it at all. How am I ever going to change lives if I let perfection hold me back?
Just because I don’t feel like I’ve written a masterpiece to inspire doesn’t mean someone won’t happen upon my 90% perfection and still garner a little life truth that makes a difference. We will hardly ever actually see the impacts we make on others.
Ok- now I am about to publish this WITHOUT proofreading. There may only be one reader this time because I don’t think I can look now.