“Progress Not Perfection”
Today, I spent time listening to some podcasts that are motivational and inspirational. And something jumped out at me from one of them. It was in Chris Cicchinelli’s High Intensity Tactics for Growth #25 “Clear Out the Clutter: Curating Your Life, Environment and Goals.” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-25-clear-out-clutter-curating-your-life-environment/id1459555876?i=1000444299702
Chris said “Progress not perfection.” And this has been a running theme with my clients this week. So many people (not just my clients!) have the worst case of Analysis Paralysis. They feel like they must have EVERY detail, have all the ducks in a row before they can make the next step.
AND IT’S JUST NOT THE CASE!
When I was ready to start my podcast, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, I just started recording interviews with people. I wanted practice in having that conversation, listening for those nuggets that I could share with my future fans. I didn’t have the perfect intro, or royalty free music, or even a fully drawn out plan for the podcast, I just started doing.
I started interviewing because I knew if I kept waiting to “do it right,” I’d NEVER start the podcast.
And you know what?
Even when I was lucky enough that my podcast coaches (Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner with Turnkey Podcast Productions) selected me to help them get their DIY podcast course together, I STILL fucked it up here and there. Frankly, I’m only 5 episodes in, and there’s a good chance I’m still going to flub things here and there. And I’m totally OK with it.
Want to know why?
Because you aren’t perfect. So I know that you don’t expect me to be perfect. We are all human. Perfection is IMPOSSIBLE. It’s a fucking pipe dream to chase perfection.
So make PROGRESS. Daily. Even if it’s the tiniest little baby step, make progress.