December 13, 2015
Imagine how boring life would be if everything was perfect and you could fail at nothing. DULL! HUMDRUM! MUNDANE! Anticipation and excitement of the unknown would wither and die. I lived most of my life in search of perfection. In hindsight I think it was all about fear of failure and judgement from others. (Side Note: It’s very liberating when you don’t care what other people think…it’s uber sweet:)
I was so worried about getting it perfect I became immobilized. I learned to feel the fear and do it anyway. The only way I was going to get better was by making lots of mistakes. The people who are the best at something made the most mistakes. That’s what learning is!
I was terrified of public speaking. I mean I would turn red, sweat, shake and have a biological and mental breakdown. 🙂 Now I stand up in front of people all the time and share information with the world. I just kept going and sucking a little less each time.
I had a hard time writing long ago. Would people like what I have to say? Would it make a difference? What if my grammar isn’t correct? What if…blah, blah, blah! What if’s will kill you slowly. Start writing and share yourself. The uniqueness of your writing is that it’s YOU. There is no other you. Put your own life experience into the words.
Don’t be afraid to get your ass kicked. To make a ding in the Universe you have to get dirty. You need to get into the arena and bleed. Otherwise you’re just a spectator or even worse, a critic. People say criticism is necessary for improvement. Bullshit. Feedback is necessary. Criticism is the excuse to cloak being a douchebag.
5 Anti-Perfection To Do Action Steps to start right now:
So the next time you are scared to fail embrace it. Feel the fear and do it anyway. The people in your life that are worth keeping around will be there to support you OR catch you. The others you can kick to the curb.
Now go fail. Go play. Go change the world. I’ll see you on the road less traveled. Be sure to say hi 🙂
As the great Todd Durkin says, Ready FIRE Aim! Just start. Pull the f'ing trigger Research is procrastination! Taking too much time to ensure you get it right before you do anything is a mode of avoidance Get in the game. Get your ass kicked. Bleed in the arena. Learn. Grow. Change the world! #Scpmojo #movementmojo #todddurkin