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#472: Perfectionism Vs. Procrastination: What’s REALLY Happening

June 21, 2022

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Being a perfectionist only holds you back from taking action

If I were a gambling woman, I’d bet there’s been a couple of times where you’ve really struggled to make a decision, or procrastinated taking action on something because it wasn’t wasn’t 100% perfect. Maybe it was a really big decision, like whether or not you should launch your business, or a podcast. Or maybe it was something smaller, like deploying a new ad, or lead magnet. 

As entrepreneurs, we are faced with decision after decision, day after day. Quite frankly, It can be exhausting. But I’m going to clue you in on something really important: It’s crucial that you’re able to make an informed decision quickly if you want to truly grow your business. 

So many people procrastinate taking action because they are striving for perfection. But I’m here to tell you, sweet friend, that hemming and hawing over something only means one thing — you’re delaying the inevitable. 

While you’re wasting precious time, you could be gaining momentum and getting results. And even if you totally fail, you have an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and then knock it out of the park the next time. 

As my old boss Tony Robbins says, it’s all about taking massive action — and I can confidently say that my own ability to take action on things quickly has been a big contributor to my own success. 

And that’s why I thought I’d share some of my own thoughts and experiences on this topic, so that if you struggle with making decisions, or think your perfectionism is holding you back, you will have a much easier time the next time around.

Alright, friend. Grab that iced latte and get ready to make your next decision quickly and confidently, like a real boss.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [02:25] Perfectionism is just another form of procrastination. Making mistakes as quickly as possible is how we continue to learn and grow.
  • [03:17] The concept of cutting bait has helped me immensely. No matter where you are, you just have to say “time's up” and make a decision. 
  • [05:15] My first launch could have been better, but I proved I was in it for the long haul and instantly discovered what would and wouldn't work. 
  • [05:51] Everything happens for us. No matter the decision you make and the results, those are the results that were meant to happen. Own it and learn where you can grow.
  • [06:44] There are no bad decisions. If you make a decision and it doesn’t work, then you move on or troubleshoot.
  • [08:57] Procrastination comes from fearing what people might think, or that things may not work out. It's okay to have fear, but don't let it get the best of you.
  • [11:04] Greatness doesn't usually happen on your first shot. You have to get it out there first, observe the results, make changes, and get it back out there again. 
  • [11:32] The biggest hurdle you'll have to get over is your own mindset. You need to be able to put something out there that is just ‘good’ and feel great about it.

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