The Paralysis of Perfectionism

This post should have been written over a year ago.  I purchased the domain and hosting for this site in May 2014. I was so motivated at first. I quickly started the setup process… pouring through hundreds of WordPress themes, researching legal requirements of using photos on a personal website, and thinking about the purpose and voice of the posts I would write. And then overwhelm set in… Will I actually find time to write? What if I run out of things to say? Will I look like I don’t know what I’m doing? Paralysis struck, and I didn’t touch this site again for more than a year.

I failed before I even started, because I wanted it to be perfect.

Well, that ends today.  Before the sun sets, I will have this, my first blog post, up on the site.  It will not be perfect.  It may not make sense.  It may have no value to anyone but me.  But it will be a start – momentum – to get me unstuck.

What has perfection stopped you from starting?  Start today, no matter how messy.

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  1. Hello There, Declare! - Mindfully Imperfect

    […] I felt a strong urge in my spirit that said “write” shortly after my son was born.  I officially started my blog in 2014, but did not write my first post until 2015 due to the Paralysis of Perfectionism. […]


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