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No One Likes a Perfect Person

Feb 25, 2022

By: Kyle Van Deusen

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As business owners we put a lot of pressure on ourselves…

Oftentimes, so much pressure that it paralyzes us from taking action.

I’m sure there are things that you’ve been wanting to publish, promote, or put out into the world — but haven’t. Not because they’re not great ideas, but because they aren’t “perfect” yet.

So the idea sits on a shelf collecting dust.

Today I just want to remind you that you (like the rest of us) are human. We are flawed, and we will never be perfect. Therefore, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever create something that lives up to the standard of perfection.

It’s a foolish standard to try to hold ourselves to anyway… If you were somehow able to achieve it, I think you’d be disappointed because no one likes a perfect person.

It’s the mistakes, the re-do’s, and the second chances that teach us the most important lessons and help us become better at anything we’re trying to accomplish.

It’s perseverance that is admired, not perfection — and you’re denying yourself the opportunity to persevere if you never try.

In his career, Kobe Bryant (the NBA’s 4th all-time leading scorer) missed a league record 14,481 shots. In fact, he missed more shots than he made (finishing his career 44.7% from the field). But that’s not how anyone remembers Kobe — they remember the comebacks, the buzzer-beaters, and the championships… None of which came from perfection, but from perseverance.

The fear of failure is real — I have that voice of doubt in my head constantly too — but at some point you have to “feel the fear and do it anyway”.

Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.

Take imperfect action.

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Kyle Van Deusen
@kylevandeusen

Kyle is the co-host of The Admin Bar, the owner of a agency of one called OGAL Web Design and the co-founder of Docket WP. You’ll likely find him trolling The Admin Bar community.

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