Vlog #5: Can we let go of perfectionism already?

I’m not perfect. I’m not Oprah. I’m not a big star online life coach with a perfect life.

I’ve had both serious success and a rock bottom — or two. They’ve been “high bottoms,” but for me — they were horrible! I moved halfway across the country in 2010 to follow a dream, had it, and left it. I’d trade none of my life experiences for anything. They were my teachers.

This is what I think about when I meditate on perfection.

What is the point? Seriously! What. Is. The. Point.

What do we get out of perfectionism?

It wastes time, money, hope, and dreams. It delays. It forces us into fear, anxiety, and procrastination. It shrinks us. We should always be expanding. There are times in life when you either grow into more or retreat into less, yes. I know this to be true. But if you’re unhappy in life, you’re going to need to try and expand.

If you want to grow and change you need to find a new edge! You need to get uncomfortable! And stay that way! Push that edge.

Like Steve Jobs said, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” He may have been the biggest perfectionist of all time. But he knew the power of making a mistake. When I say “Steve Jobs,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Apple and his legacy, probably. But do you remember the Lisa computer? Probably not. That was his big failure and he moved on from it to create the massive success that is the Apple we know today.

There’s no such thing as overnight success. I’ve worked on this blog/website for nearly 3 years now!

Who cares about your failures? Just your haters. I hope mine have enjoyed mine from afar. Whatever. I do my things and I don’t care!