Nobody’s perfect. Reading the headlines these days, that old adage rings truer than ever. And yet, with photoshopped images, autotuned pop songs, and countless, quick-fix, self-help manuals, our society continues to place the highest premium on the idea of perfection.
Despite the fact that it’s an unattainable goal, the constant craving for perfection creates its own special kind of anxiety, making any process – and any progress – more difficult. If you’re obsessed with getting step one absolutely spot-on perfect, you will never get to step two. The process stalls, because we tend to “freeze up” in an effort to never say the wrong thing.
Fact is, the most innovative, breakthrough ideas are often preceded by the phrase, “This may sound crazy, but….” Opening up to that kind of non-judgmental creative flow is far more effective in moving things forward than holding out for that perfect solution.Read More