My heart races.
I distract myself from the gnawing, growling, horrendous sensation of looking this deceptive creature straight in the eye and confronting it.
Maybe there’s something else I could do. Something really important.
Maybe I can sidestep this slithery monster and work around the issue.
Nope, there’s nothing but to gather myself and face this monster down.
It’s name? Perfection
When does working for excellence become perfection? Search me, but I know when I’m grappling with the perfection monster when I become paralyzed and search for worthwhile escape until another day passes. I’ll be super efficient at other things while sidestepping the scary moment when I simply have to draw the line and declare “good enough!”
Brene Brown says that
When perfectionism is driving… shame is always riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver!”
And Richard Branson, a pretty successful guy… says
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by DOING.”
So, I’m building this support community one day at a time, by DOING it.
What fabulous dream are you working on that scares the bejezus out of you?