When hoping to put some kind of offer out into the world, be it philosophy, artwork, or leadership, it can be seductive to get wrapped up inside analysis paralysis. Too much plotting and planning, analyzing how to go forward in the most perfect way, can have you end up, well frozen.
Seth Godin recently said: “Perfect almost never is. If you care enough to contribute, you can care enough to not wait for perfect.“
Isn’t it better to put yourself out there, imperfect and all, so that you can actually contribute to the world? And truly I believe we all know that perfect doesn’t really exist, so holding out until you get it is simply the grandest excuse to cover up fear.
The best way to handle fear, is to keep moving forward despite it. That’s no guarantee for perfection, but it sure is powerful.