Death to Perfection

Is it possibly to temporarily quit? More than an intentional pause, I let myself quit. I let myself get away with not trying.

To keep it brief, I let perfectionism get in the way. I wanted so badly to be good at this. I wanted to instantly be able to crank out spectacular posts with fabulous pictures. While rationally I would have said that this was an unrealistic expectation, I still let it paralyze me.

My husband got me the Jon Acuff’s book Quitter and if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. When I got to this part, it hit me like a ton of bricks – “We never think perfect is impossible. Perfect always glows from right around the corner. We just need a little more work, a little more time, and then we can share our work with the world.”

That’s what happened to me. I wanted to somehow get better at blogging before I started blogging. It just doesn’t make any sense.

In one of my favorite phrases in Quitter, Jon Acuff writes that “we have to murder perfectionism.”

I want to kill perfectionism. I want to quit trying to do things perfectly and instead start to just do them.

This is my first step in that direction.