“The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.” – Simon Sinek
“Paralysis by Analysis” is the popular phrase that comes to mind. I know many of us get lost in the idea of perfection and wanting to hold off until everything is exactly as it should be.
I remember wanting to start a YouTube channel for years. I made every excuse in the book of why I should wait. I don’t have the best camera. I don’t have a quality microphone. I don’t have an audience who gives a crap. I don’t look shredded like all of the other fitness professionals out there. I didn’t want to do it unless it could be the very best.
But these were all excuses keeping me from becoming a little bit better each day. I wanted everything to be perfect instead of just wanting to add more value to each and everyday. If I would have just started, who knows how much impact I could have had? Who knows how many more people I could have helped.
How many of you are waiting until Monday to go all in on your nutrition and exercise? How many of you find yourself completely non-committal until the situation is perfect? Imagine if you just started and did a little bit better each day. Where do you think you would be?
The pressure of being perfect as the end result or even shooting for perfection now is stressful, exhausting, painful, and ultimately unattainable. But improvement? Well improvement is doable right now!
So what is your paralysis that is holding you back? What is keeping you from getting a little bit better everyday? Where are you searching for perfection and what are you envisioning as perfection?