Progress v. Perfection

by | Jan 8, 2016 | Inspiration, Life Lessons, Marketing

“We’re striving for PROGRESS, not perfection.” – Marie Forleo

Last year I had the pleasure of doing Marie’s B-School… and this statement just STUCK with me. (If you’re not familiar with Marie’s work, stop what you’re doing and check out her youtube channel for AMAZING business tips.) When I was in the corporate world I’d get stuck on the details and my boss would gently say “Seryna, sometimes good is good enough.” and this is something I see lots of solopreneurs struggling with.

Perfection can be a beautiful stalling technique… especially when you’re afraid of putting yourself out there. And let’s be honest, putting yourself out there is a BIG effing deal – it’s a raw, vulnerable thing. You’re putting this bit of yourself into the world and hoping people will like it. But here’s the thing, beautiful… holding back does no one any favours, especially YOU. The world needs your gifts, and it isn’t good to squander them.

So what do you do when you’ve got this BIG thing to share and it’s just a wee bit too intimidating to do all at once? My suggestion is to break it into smaller, doable parts… if it’s just getting it done that’s the issue, break the tasks down into smaller, less overwhelming parts – and you’ll get a little boost every time you check one of them off the to-do list. If it’s the vulnerability part, start off sharing it to a person or a couple of people who will give you honest, but loving feedback. Then, take that a step further – share in a smaller group… and then once you’re all loved up, you put that baby out into the world and watch it’s impact on the world.

As long as you keep moving forward, you’re on the right track.

dorie

Seryna Myers with glasses on

Hi. I’m Seryna

I spent the first part of my life hiding who I was. I worried about how others would react if they saw the truest me – where I came from, what I believed.

After more than a decade of deep, devotional inner work, I was able to discover my most authentic self – the big, magical, “too much” girl that had been shouting to come out and play for years. But finding that girl was a lot easier than BECOMING that girl. That shit was hard.

I know how turbulent it is to overhaul your life. But YOU know that you can’t wait any longer. You’ve arrived at the point of no return, and the only thing to do now is move forward one step at a time.

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