I am an "imperfectionist"
I am an imperfectionist.
The main difference between perfectionism and imperfectionism is that imperfectionism exists.
You are not perfect and you never will be.
Sit with that for a moment.
Think about the context in which perfection usually comes up.
We rarely hear people say, “It came out so great because I’m such a perfectionist.”
Perfection does not fuel beautiful work but often comes up as an excuse for beautiful work to never even get started.
“My problem is that I am such a perfectionist”
“I am terrified to put myself out there for fear of being vulnerable”
Brene Brown puts it like this
“Perfectionism is self-destructive simply because perfection doesn’t exist. It’s an unattainable goal. Perfectionism is more about perception than internal motivation, and there is no way to control perception no matter how much time we spend trying,”.
Are you a self-described perfectionist?
What are you compelled to “put out there” but you don’t because you are afraid of being embarrassed?
We need it
We need you to be brave
We need your best
Not your perfection
It doesn’t exist
Just your best
Can we have something by the end of the day?