I’ve been a perfectionist all of my life. And while it has served me well some of the time (keeps me disciplined, pushes me to work hard), it has also created one of my biggest obstacles: Fear of Failure. When you have to be perfect all the time, there is no room for experimentation and risk – because YOU CAN’T FAIL.
The universe seems to get that I need a constant dose of failure to remind me that no matter how hard I try, I will never be perfect. While I used to lament the fact that I fall down all the time, can’t get rid of my Buddha belly no matter how many sit-ups I do, and can’t bake a cake that won’t poison someone no matter how carefully I follow the recipe, I am starting to see that these failings are helping me be better at the stuff I care about. The more I fail, the less I have to lose. And that makes it easier to win.
So go out and fail today so you can win tomorrow!