Ayanna Anene On How To Get Past Your Perfectionism And ‘Just Do It’

An Interview With Jake Frankel

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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11 min readNov 12, 2022


You are more qualified than you know. Developing a deep-rooted and accurate belief in one’s potential and capabilities will do wonders to push back the limiting beliefs perfection places on our imaginations and actions. I think many perfectionists are ultimately insecure, thus building confidence in one’s perspective, opinions and quality of work will go a long way. When we are less concerned about looking “perfect” to outsides, you may more time and energy act on your goals and dreams. Affirmations are one way to improve self-esteem. Also consider getting outside perspective from a trusted advisor can prevent the distorted thinking patterns.

Many successful people are perfectionists. At the same time, they have the ability to say “Done is Better Than Perfect” and just complete and wrap up a project. What is the best way to overcome the stalling and procrastination that perfectionism causes? How does one overcome the fear of potential critique or the fear of not being successful? In this interview series, called “How To Get Past Your Perfectionism And ‘Just Do It’, we are interviewing successful leaders who can share stories and lessons from their experience about “how to overcome the hesitation caused by perfectionism.

As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ayanna Anene.

Ayanna is a writer, filmmaker, and director. She has been working in the TV industry for over 7 years and is passionate about authentic storytelling. She also collaborates with burgeoning screenwriters offering script consultant services through Stage32. She loves collaborating with her peers being on sets, storyboarding new ideas and producing. She currently is Director of a writers’ residency based in Los Angeles.