Thank you, Kyle I needed that encouragement. I had gotten stumped on the content writing. I was afraid of not writing the perfect article "About Me." So, I'm going to take action and start writing and work toward getting closer to perfect.
This is exactly what I am referring to. Progress is often times slowed by the fear of not being perfect, but in all reality your about me page can evolve over time. Just because you have published it, doesn't mean you can't improve upon it over time.And it is "about you", only you know that best! :)
Hey, that doesn't always happens with me and my golf game. Sometimes I practice and get worse, only because a bad day at the range gets into my head! A fickle sport indeed.I remember when I really got my golf game down though I would spend hours practicing my short game. That made all the difference in the world!
Hello everyone and thanks for y’all’s 10cents about this ( sickness lol) state of mind that we all tend to fall into time and again from time to time and thanks Kyle for the very timely subject and advice, I can tell you’ve been here before lol, I know it fits like a glove , in my case very much needed to keep moving forward with the training at this time when its getting a bit confusing for me and its easy to get frustrated, thanks again, pushing forward!
I have been there many times, and I have tried to perfect things before I even knew what perfect (or close to perfect) was. That just slowed down my progress as it stifled my productivity.Push forward, take chances, and don't fear failure. Embrace the unknown, the fast way to learn what the unknown is is to face it head on.
I am so guilty of being exactly that and for me, I am learning more and more of what I need to change. I keep on telling myself i am so blessed to find WA.The help and guidance I get here from Kyle and Carson, Jay, Eric and all the expert trainers and the whole WA community are so awesome and appreciated.Thanks so much Kyle!Vai
I think we are all guilty of this, but we need to remind ourselves that we are doing it, when we do it!So glad you are enjoying all the classes, there is a plethora of training to come in 2022 that we are really excited about!
Definitely do keep it in mind. It is better to take action on something than to sit idle hoping you come up with the formula for success. That is derived through trial and error, which requires action.
True, I have given up on perfectionism, it just slows me down. I’m perfect enough already, lol.As for getting things wrong, I don’t mind. It just means I’m getting closer to getting it correct.As for failure, it’s just a learning curve for me. Funnily enough the more I fail the better I get.Great motivational post.Stephen
Good morning Kyle,I hope that you are all doing well.I appreciate your excellent blog post as unfortunately, I have seen perfectionists in action! I have also seen the results, it literally means that they do absolutely nothing as you rightly mentioned!I really like your basketball example, it's so true, we have to practice and mess up before we improve. It's great to try and do things well, however, perfection really brings failure.I know of someone who spent hours having a logo created, they just wanted to get the logo right for the website! The time could have been spent on creating blog posts which would have given far greater results. Basically, the result is that virtually zero blog posts have been written. The website looks beautiful and professional, the logo looks wonderful, but obviously no traffic and no business!I know for sure that every top businessman has messed up massively, but they refused to let it hold them back! They keep moving forward and carry on regardless!There are some really fantastic points in your blog post, thank you.Wishing you all the best.Roy
Yeah, this happens. In the case of the logo, at least they took action to create it and if those two hours were spent fumbling around the canva editor and learning that, then it wasn't done in vain and that will lead to further efficiency down the road.
Thank you for your reply, Kyle, it's appreciated.The logo was outsourced to a professional, I guess the whole process took a couple of months. I believe several different people tried to create the logo, however, when you work with a perfectionist it becomes almost impossible to achieve anything at all!!!Once again, Kyle, your blog is a great topic, I seriously believe that perfectionism holds many people back, massive time!All the best.Roy
Hello Kyle,thank you for this post. One thing I have always believed is that one cannot fail if he/she did not do anything!! Secondly, no one can do something perfectly, otherwise, there would not be "new models". So it is human to fail, but the difference always comes from what we do after meeting failure. While one party is motivated to try, even more, another folds hands. WE SHOULD LEARN FROM BABIES. THE MORE THEY FAIL THE MORE VIGOROUS THEY BECOME!! Thank you for the post.
Yes, people don't do anything out of fear of failure but at the end of the day doing nothing is the ultimate form of failure. So that lack of doing anything, is actual failure.And love that, we should learn from our babies...they fall get up again. They say things wrong for many years until they get it right, they get plenty of bumps and bruises along the way and that is just part of the process.
If you are spending too much time to accomplish something, or if you are inherently worried about it not being perfect. Nothing is perfect, so it is better to get it out there and get feedback and then decide on what is working and what is not based on that.
Yes, simply because it doesn't exist. It is a completely ambiguous idea, what does perfect even mean and perfect to you, may not be even close to perfect for your audience.That is why it is better to produce more and do so with efficiency. That will lead to trial and error, feedback from your audience, and a more expedited path to "close to" perfect.
Oh no, are you sure that wasn't a medicine ball!Tennis is my more regular sport these days, my joints don't love basketball any longer (not since I hit the big 40).Ping pong is also another great sport and one I grew up playing!
I feel lucky that I have never tried for perfection because in my mind there is no such thing.I write the post read it through and then publish it.What will be will be.Have I made mistakes? YesHave I learned by them? Yes.win, win.
I am guilty of this, always wanting everything to be perfect, and after publishing go back to deleting instead of learning from my mistakes. Always hear the saying no one is perfect and this same as running our businesses! Thanks Kyle
I think naturally we all want to do things well even before we actually know how to do them well. We are actually taught to behave like this at an early age, we are pushed to be perfect in school with grades.You fail if you get it wrong, but in business and in MOST things you have to get something wrong before you truly understand what is right!