Permission to enter the process

Alex Sugg
Alex Sugg

The desire for a perfect result will always hold us back from starting.

Have you ever avoided starting something because you know it won't be perfect? I do this all the time. I want to present excellence in everything I do. I believe what I have to offer needs to have immaculate 'taste' in it. So if I put something out that is anything less than that level of 'taste' I see for myself, I will feel shame, embarrassment, or like a failure.

There are 2 big problems with this way of thinking:

  1. You never finish anything
  2. You never get the practice you need to reach the level of 'taste' you think you can offer

The moment we become okay not being perfect is the day we start moving toward being that creative tastemaker, instead of merely a spectator.

The desire for a perfect result will always hold us back from starting. Today, give yourself permission to enter the process without needing a faultless result.

Start working on your idea with the understanding that it won't be without blemishes, but it will undoubtedly be much better than not creating anything at all.

RESOURCE: Ira Glass gives an amazing talk on taste vs talent. Iā€™d recommend you hear what he has to say. You can watch here.