Are you depriving people of your indwelling awesomeness?
Show Highlights and Takeaways
- Perfectionism keeps us from sharing our valuable ideas and insights with others.
- When I find myself thinking what I’m making isn’t good enough, I find it helpful to ask: “Who am I trying to make this good enough for? – Do these people, these ruthlessly critical and negative people, actually exist in the world? – Or am I just imagining them in my head?”
- We can give ourselves the space to make mistakes, to mess-up, to not be perfect.
- When we give ourselves this space to mess-up we are free to create, to experiment, to explore and try.
- Even famous people aren’t perfect. They mess-up, make mistakes and aren’t funny. But that doesn’t mean we hate them. We just think, “Oh they messed up there.”
- People don’t care as much as we do about what we are making. They aren’t looking for the mistakes. They’re just interested in what we have to say.
- There is no 100% perfect. It’s an imaginary destination that has never (and will never) exist.
- Put yourself out there. Don’t deprive the world of your inherent value. You deserve to share yourself with the world, complete with mess-ups, mistakes, amazingness and more.