Being perfectionistic doesn’t increase your effort. Ironically, it decreases it.
If everything has to be just right for you to exert effort, you’ll never do so because things are never just right.
Not for you. Not for me. Not for anyone.
Your mind will always find reasons why now isn’t the right time to pursue your goal if it looks hard enough.
Conversely, your mind will always find reasons why now’s a great time to pursue your goal if it looks hard enough.
In any situation, you can focus on what is disempowering, or on what is empowering, and if you look for it that’s what you’ll find. ~Anthony Robbins
- Want to start a practice of sitting meditation? Just do it… your life doesn’t need to be in order for you to begin.
- Want to start a diet? Just do it… it’s irrelevant that you’re dealing with life issues.
- Want to quit smoking? Just do it… your health will improve the day you begin.
Someone postponing something because circumstances aren’t quite right is like a basketball player who’s chosen to only give 50% effort in a game.
Considering how imperfect life is, if you’re waiting for that perfect time to begin something, you’ll never find it.
So take the time you do have and use it.
You’ll never look back.
Bamboo Forest is an Email Life Coach, helping people tackle something in their life over the course of a month through email. He’s also the founder of Tick Tock Timer.