"Perfection is NOT a pre-requisite for action. You don't need to be perfect to try something ..."
Wow, what a great thought! I know this is certainly true of me. Somehow, I have in me the entrepreneurial 'I can do it on my own' spirit that makes it easy to take action with little pretense of perfection. But, I also am very "Type A", "first child", "OCD" perfectionist. So, who wins ... entrepreneur or perfectionist? Keep reading ...
Honestly, determining who wins that question above sometimes depends on the day! Part of feeling comfortable trying something new is the preparation that is put in, prior to making the decision. Before Holly and I started Dee-O-Gee, we worked on our business plan for years before we felt comfortable (and, called in God's perfect timing) in quitting our jobs and starting a new business. In high school and college, I would spend hours upon hours in the gym, repeating the same drills and shots, so I could handle any situation on the basketball court with confidence and without hesitation.
As I reflect on this, I have 3 thoughts bouncing around ...
- It's really important to be prepared. There's consequences to your actions, like the image above. They may be good or bad, just make sure you are prepared for them.
- If you're prepared and you feel like God is in it with you, GO FOR IT!
- It's ok if you fail, given your hope and your identity is in the right place.