It’s easy to get stalled out by perfectionism. Perfection can keep you from finishing, but it can also keep you from starting. That’s why I’ve embraced the following saying:
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.Anonymous
To me, it’s an anti-perfectionist war cry, in complete conflict with the more usual version of the saying, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”
When I am unsure how to proceed or anxious about an outcome, I procrastinate. Sometimes giving myself permission to lower the bar, to do something badly, is the only way to get me to do it at all.
Do you struggle to get started on things? How do you overcome your desire to procrastinate?