This comes up for me all the time. You may have read my email newsletter that I sent out the other day. I had a lot of information to get out and missed a few things. Mostly spelling errors. You might say to me...
Denise you're not being professional if you send out an email with misspelled words.
Oh by the way, can you see the 2 errors in the photo above?
Next time I will be a bit more deliberate, but I really wanted to get the information out and I had a certain amount of time to do it in, so I just did it in that time frame and it wasn't perfect.
I did a check through constant contact all the links and dates were right, the program just doesn't have that darn spell check.
Anyway, how many of you keep putting off doing something because you want to get it right or are afraid of getting it wrong.
You won't put yourself out there because thoughts of "I'm not ready", "I can't change", "I need more education", "I need a little more time to get this just right", or "I'm just not sure". "I'm not smart enough", "I'm not....you fill in the blank".
These thoughts slow us down. We can get so bogged down that no action happens for a very looooong time.
If you find yourself thinking these things, don't let them hold you back, and remember this again and again flawed action is better than no action.
Of course, if you were a brain surgeon or an air traffic controller this doesn't necessarily apply. But there are a ton of little things we get hung up on that might nudge us in the right direction.
For me, I got the information out. Someone pointed out my flawed attempt...
And I was grateful for that.
Really! I don't feel bad that things were spelled wrong. I will remember next time to do a quick read through, but I accomplished my goal of getting all the cool things happening at our yoga studio out to the public.
Will people judge me for it?
Maybe. But that's not on me. That's on them.
Sometimes I screw up when I am teaching a class as well. I forget a pose on one side. I get rights and lefts mixed up and have to just say "switch" sides. Sometimes we are tired. Sometimes we feel time crunches. Sometimes if we just don't push send- nothing will happen.
And we get stuck.
I am human. I am flawed, but I get stuff done and I move toward my goals even if it's not perfect. Even if I make a mistake or 10, it's Ok to do so. Nothing is perfect. No one is perfect.
Do you think you need to be perfect? Think again.
Be flawed. Put yourself out there. Show people you are human and take action. That misstep helped me to write this post. Maybe it will touch someone and they will take action even if it's not perfect, even if they aren't sure what action is teh right one.
See that make me feel good about my mistake. It's not so bad to make them.
What flawed action have you taken to reach a goal? Or have you been stuck because you want to get something just right?
Post below so we can all learn from each other!