I know this from personal experience — which is a story for another time!
This barrier is best know as perfectionism!
But what is perfectionism, and why is it such a problem? And what can you do to overcome it?
What is Perfectionism?
Perfectionism is a mindset too many of us have — excessively focusing on details and a reluctance to make mistakes.
Essentially, it’s an unhealthy way of thinking (and living) that can prevent us from taking action and achieving our goals.
Why is Perfectionism a Barrier to Achieving Business Goals?
If you’re anything like me, we are constantly focused on the “perfect” way to do things and …
▸ Can’t take risks
▸ Become paralyzed
▸ Fear we’ll make a mistakes
… and end up not reaching our goals.
What Can You Do To Overcome Perfectionism?
The first step is to acknowledge that perfectionism is a problem, then find a way to overcome living with perfectionism hanging over your every move and decision.
There are a few ways I am learning to do this myself, that I hope will encourage you…
1. Set realistic goals
2. Allow yourself to make mistakes
3. Take action even if you don’t feel 100% confident
And a BONUS TIP that has helped me live with more freedom in life & biz…
Remember that no one is perfect and we all make mistakes. It’s why we should receive and give grace to one another!
And this isn’t just in business, but in life!
Recognizing that perfectionism …
▸ Is a barrier to reaching your life and business goals; and
▸ Requires us to be intentional to overcome it
… but it’s worth it to reach your full potential as a purpose-driven entrepreneur.
So what are you waiting for?
Are you finally ready to take action — imperfect as it may be?
If so, feel free to leave a comment. I would love to chat with you about your next steps!