When we release perfectionism, we allow creativity to flourish.
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people.
It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.” ~ Anne Lamott
Perfectionism keeps us locked in self-doubt. Paralyzed. Looking externally for answers and validation.
Perfectionism is a killer of your creativity. Your voice. Your reach and impact. Your JOY. Creativity expands when we release perfectionism.
Perfectionism’s Roots: Fear of loss & judgment. Not knowing who we truly are or what we love. Fear we are not enough. The belief that we have to achieve our way to acceptance & love.
Perfectionism’s Perils: Grasping for control. Looking externally for our sense of worth. Unwilling to be visible. Overwhelmed. Lack of connection to ideal clients.
Perfectionism, Alignment & Art
Alignment is a powerful path out of Perfectionism’s pushing + seeking approval. But how do we get into alignment? Art-making.
I know you want to run. Click away. Believe the lie you are not creative. Cling to the notion that creating holds zero promise for your life, your enterprise. That making art is a waste of time. Frivolous. For people who are “crafty” or have time to kill.
I get it. That used to be me.
Perfectionism is the vice grip on our intuition and instincts. It isolates us and keeps us small. Making art reconnects us to our unique genius, intuition, and authentic energy. And I can prove to you that you can experience this via a 4-minute exercise (go to the 33:45 minute mark in the video below). All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil!
Very simply, making art takes you over the Moat of Stuck & Self-Doubt. It helps you release perfectionism.
Transformation in the Doing
Now, don’t get all hung up on the word “art.” The transformation happens in the doing, the making. It is not about the end product (although you may love what you create!).
The question is not whether you are an artist or not. Making art is not about mythical gifts. Instead, it is about having a willingness to see, feel, and give it a go. Sit in The Unknown.
Sit in Uncertainty
Now, I can certainly understand the fear you may feel over facing a blank page. But guess how long that uncomfortable feeling truly lasts once you finally sit down to create? About 90 seconds!
Would you be willing to sit in uncertainty for 90 seconds to enjoy one of the most powerful transformations of your entire life and business? To release perfectionism and experience the joyful, liberating feeling of transmuting fear into creativity?
There is ecstasy in being aware, open, and really looking. It will take you to the threshold of belonging and home to your true self. Free from the judging mind.
Release Perfectionism & Trust Yourself
Magic happens when you move your hands. It reminds us of our essential nature, what we love, and what brings us alive.
When you get to the gut of who you really are, you not only know yourself in a deep and profound way (which magnetizes you to your market), you become skilled in knowing precisely what your market loves!
Imagine if you were to release perfectionism. Imagine trusting what you can uniquely offer the world with boldness. Imagine an agile enterprise filled with flow and ease and joy. Imagine leaping right into the work you came here to do without hesitation, second-guessing.
The work that changes worlds and lives. Beginning with your own.