Fight Your Perfectionism

by ELK
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Today I decided to take a stand against my own mind. I've experienced depression, some anxiety, and I'm a mental health counselor by trade. I "should" know how to do this, but since I am just a human like anyone else, I have to learn how to manage it like anyone else.

So today I decided to take massive action against my perfectionism. Instead of letting the "perfect report" sit in my head any longer, I cranked it out. I realized that if this was my biggest problem right now, it was probably someone else's problem as well. I also needed a great free bonus for my currently non-existent marketing list to get when they signed up.

I killed two birds with one stone - I took massive action against my fears by writing about perfectionism!! Plus, now I have a great 3500 word report to give away. It's totally valuable, totally authentic, and will be something I can play with and reform for future use. And now I can't say I've "never written a report" ever again. Ha ha!

I know my perfectionism will rear its ugly head again soon, but I have conquered it for now and reaped the rewards.

Do it today - do something ANYTHING real for your business that will smother your perfectionism, procrastination, "if only...", "I will as soon as I..." or whatever else that stunts your business.

Take care,

Erika
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  • Profile picture of the author scortillion
    Originally Posted by ELK View Post

    Today I decided to take a stand against my own mind. I've experienced depression, some anxiety, and I'm a mental health counselor by trade. I "should" know how to do this, but since I am just a human like anyone else, I have to learn how to manage it like anyone else.

    So today I decided to take massive action against my perfectionism. Instead of letting the "perfect report" sit in my head any longer, I cranked it out. I realized that if this was my biggest problem right now, it was probably someone else's problem as well. I also needed a great free bonus for my currently non-existent marketing list to get when they signed up.

    I killed two birds with one stone - I took massive action against my fears by writing about perfectionism!! Plus, now I have a great 3500 word report to give away. It's totally valuable, totally authentic, and will be something I can play with and reform for future use. And now I can't say I've "never written a report" ever again. Ha ha!

    I know my perfectionism will rear its ugly head again soon, but I have conquered it for now and reaped the rewards.

    Do it today - do something ANYTHING real for your business that will smother your perfectionism, procrastination, "if only...", "I will as soon as I..." or whatever else that stunts your business.

    Take care,

    Erika
    I understand completely! Check out my own personal challenge that I'll be wrapping up tomorrow. http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...nvzMDLKBPGwZBb
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  • Profile picture of the author DanFaggella
    I hear a lot in the marketing world "done is better than perfect" - and obviously that has huge profit implications, but as a counselor you know it goes deeper than that.

    And to be honest - though you likely know better than me - the best way to combat that perfectionism is to get in its way OVER and OVER again, HABITUALLY.

    Maybe even setting some kind of weekly journal up where you write each week (or daily depending on how you want to tackle it) about how you defeated your urge to be perfect.

    I'm sure you'll conquer it, and I hope to do the same,
    -D
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    • Profile picture of the author scortillion
      Originally Posted by DanFaggella View Post

      I hear a lot in the marketing world "done is better than perfect" - and obviously that has huge profit implications, but as a counselor you know it goes deeper than that.

      And to be honest - though you likely know better than me - the best way to combat that perfectionism is to get in its way OVER and OVER again, HABITUALLY.

      Maybe even setting some kind of weekly journal up where you write each week (or daily depending on how you want to tackle it) about how you defeated your urge to be perfect.

      I'm sure you'll conquer it, and I hope to do the same,
      -D
      I agree, if you go for perfection you'll never complete anything. I've found by just writing and posting that not only do I get the goal achieved, but my writing and posts become better and my follow through gets stronger. Plus I've learned a lot from interacting with so many other people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda Hepworth
    Most people tend to be hard on themselves. Me included. We want our websites to look just right and run just right. We get a lot done during the day but not as much done as we wanted so we get upset and frustrated. But we have another day to continue and get more done, go back and refine ... As long as we are making consistent movement toward the goal we will get there even if its not done perfectly. I have seen some pretty ugly websites that make good money. So get your site up and running and you can go back and refine it later.

    Happy New Year Everyone !
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  • Profile picture of the author rcritchett
    This is awesome! I'm totally with you on that. I'm not a mental health professional, but I do similar work and yes, we're human! Thanks for sharing this with us!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edward Floyd
    Originally Posted by ELK View Post

    So today I decided to take massive action against my perfectionism. Instead of letting the "perfect report" sit in my head any longer, I cranked it out. I realized that if this was my biggest problem right now, it was probably someone else's problem as well. I also needed a great free bonus for my currently non-existent marketing list to get when they signed up.
    Well done! I bet you must feel proud now. It feels good to crank out quality products like that.
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