You might think I’m joking with the title of this blog post, but I’m really not. The pursuit of imperfection will bring you more happiness and fulfillment than you’ve ever known once you embrace it. We spend entirely too much of our lives waiting for things to be perfect. Oh, I’ll launch my business once I’ve finished my degree or gotten this one more certification. Or, I’ll quit my day job once I’m making enough money in my business. Or, I’ll abandon my backup plan once I’m successful in my business. All of this is rubbish. Perfection, the ideal set of circumstances, is a mindf*ck that holds your dream hostage while years pass in the blink of an eye. All you need to be successful is to hold the thought that you will be successful and to be your delightfully, imperfect self.
There are at least a million people doing whatever it is you want to do. You won’t be the only one. You won’t be the first. You won’t stand out in the crowd based on novelty. The only thing you really can do is make up your mind that you will start today and be YOU. No one else is you. No one has your perspective on the world. No one has your exact mixed bag of knowledge. No one else has your particular mélange of toughness, tenacity, kindness, passion and compassion. No one else has your experiences. No one sees the world exactly as you see it, which is the gift, to which perfection would pale in comparison, if perfection could be achieved.
You don’t have to be over a certain age or under a certain age, a certain level of wealthy, a certain level of educated or a certain level of popular on social media. What you do need to be is a certain level of determined. You have to decide that today is the day you begin to get what you want. Today, not tomorrow. You have to decide that the only thing that matters is you are going to do what you want to do and be whatever level of successful you want to be, doing that thing. Figure out who your role models are. Who is successfully doing what you want to do or has what you want to have? Learn what they know, which, in itself, is a step toward your goal! And take more steps while doing that one.
If you believe that you can have what you want: a successful business, your ideal relationship, a body you love, work that you love, instead of just happen to be good at, whatever it is- you can have it. It’s that simple. There are no obstacles, only the illusion of them. Once you take a few steps, you’ll wonder why you waited so long…but you’ll be smiling and happy as you let that thought go. Be like Nike, JUST DO IT. Start today.
This blog post isn’t perfect. I’m aware that it’s imperfect, as I am. The articles I write aren’t perfect. The book I’m writing won’t be perfect. I am a writer and a coach. I’m not the most talented writer or coach in the world, but I do honestly believe that you can have whatever you want and that obstacles are an illusion. I am passionate about you (and me!) being who you want to be, living a life you love from every angle.
I’m right here with you.
What one step (or three) are you taking today?