And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
- John Steinbeck
I have a history of perfectionist tendencies. I held myself to the utmost standards of academic excellence, I wanted unwavering control over every aspect of my life, and I had unrealistic expectations of others. These tendencies left me unfulfilled and empty and at age 18 nearly killed me, but that's a story for another blog post.
I've worked extremely hard over the last 14 years to let go of perfectionism and any other tendencies or habits that don't serve me. As a result I am happier and more energetic, I laugh at myself, I take risks and I learn from my mistakes. I can't always be in the driver's seat; life is a series of unexpected turns and I can't wait to find out where this wild, winding road takes me!
So today as I release my website to the public, I realize that 18-year old me would have spent MONTHS toiling over every minute detail and stressing about how others would perceive and judge the content. But 32-year old me put it together in 2 days and is ready to let it go, knowing that there are probably some mistakes and there most likely will be many edits along the way. I have a business to grow, and I won't let perfectionism hold me back.