Beating Procrastination & Overwhelm: Day 7

Imperfection Action is Better Than No Action

I struggle with this daily. Because like so many others, I consider myself a perfectionist. Which, of course, is probably just a crutch to keep me from accomplishing things because of an underlying fear of failure. Or of success. Of being judged. Of not being liked.

Procrastination = Fear

To illustrate how debilitating this trait can be…I’ve actually missed weddings because I couldn’t get my hair into a perfect ponytail. As if all those people attending the wedding were even going to notice that I had a few hairs that refused to lie flat. Never mind that they weren’t even there to see me.

Luckily, for my own sanity, I’ve relaxed my relentlessly exacting standards for my hair. But I still cling to this perfectionism when it comes to other areas of my life. And this has resulted in a classic case of inaction due to fear. It’s time to move forward, fear be damned.

My Action Plan

So for the next 30 days, I will write. Imperfectly. And distance myself from the outcome. Whether or not people read what I write. Or like what they read. That’s not my concern. The only thing I’m holding myself accountable for is to sit and produce something.

But if someone DID happen to read this, I’d love to know: Do you find yourself putting stuff off because you feel overwhelmed or fearful? Share a comment below :)

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7