is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when
there is no longer anything to take away...
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
this hasn't come up for you, but I know it has for some folks, and it sounds
something like this:
just play with the colors one more time, and then I'll publish it.
one more edit, and then I can release it.
one more lap, and then I'll be ready.
one more _____(fill in the blank), and then I can _______ (take action)...
because it will be PERFECT!
PERFECT, I'll never have to think about it again. Once it's PERFECT, I'll
attract the ideal client to my business. Once it's PERFECT, I'll not spend one
more minute worrying about it because, well, it's PERFECT!
So we fret,
and we edit, and we rework it, and we rewrite it, recompose it, resew it,
rehearse it, rerun it, reconstruct it, reconsider it, re-review it, reset it,
reconceptualize it, re-form it, restructure it, reseed it, research it,
re-create it, rearrange it, reconfigure it, restart it, refashion it, reproduce
it, reform it, recraft it, redesign it, reposition it, reorganize it, replace
it, and in general make ourselves crazy!
the meantime, our critical window of opportunity slams shut!
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yourself the following questions:
aspects of my business and/or personal life have I decided must be PERFECT?
would happen if I "finished" and released it before I got it to
I really afraid of? (Really...)
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--Pop culture saying
could really move you forward!
Coach Lucia Murphy