Progress over perfection

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Progress over perfection

October 29, 2019

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What is one thing you want to let go of?

Fear of failure. It’s embarrassing to admit but looking back on my life there have been key points where the thought of failure was so daunting that I decided to not even try.

The logical part of my brain knows that the options of not starting something or failing often end up with the same outcome but there is some emotional block that convinces my mind that not starting is better than trying and failing.

Failing is so daunting to me because often it is public to the people in your in your life. I don’t know where the fear originated from, but I believe it has held me back in some of the more fulfilling areas of life: relationships, friendships, community engagement, and certain areas of self-improvement.

Learning to embrace the possibility of failure will push me to grow even when I do fail. Getting over the mental block is a daily battle but I’ve been focused on overcoming it. Even though it’s a little corny I’ve embraced the mantra “progress over perfection” to remind myself to not be fearful of failing!

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