Tuesday July 3, 2018 #981
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”
~Mark Victor Hansen
For most of my life, this quote’s idea has been a mantra that allowed me to push forward when my natural mindset is to seek perfection. I learned long ago that taking action, even when not perfectly prepared and without perfect circumstances, in no way detracts from my quest for perfection.
We all know objectively that perfection is unattainable. However, I believe passionately that in the pursuit of perfection, we create amazing results that would not be possible if we’d only reached for “good enough”.
Key to the pursuit of perfection is taking action when you’re not completely ready. When we do this, we learn, we grow, we develop, we gain allies, we create the foundation for the next step and the next. In other words, we reach our potential only when we act despite not being ready.
What are you waiting on because you don’t think you’re ready? What action can you take right now to get going anyway?