3 weeks ago
When I post, I try to put my energy into writing something meaningful and heartfelt. I want to curate my thoughts into words in a way that speak truth and bring value to you. My goal through my writing is to provide insight on my struggles, so that you can learn how to deal with the same things I’ve dealt with and/or to just make it apparent that you aren’t alone in your struggle. So this is me being my raw, real, authentic, and unapologetic self.
So, here’s a little story. I had like four different ideas of what to write for the caption for this particular picture, but I wasn’t satisfied with what I had wrote. The ideas and thoughts were all there. I wrote and then towards the end I would stop, reread it, and wasn’t happy with it. Then I’d copy and paste to a note saved for later. I’d start a new topic to another and another and so on, yet I still wasn’t satisfied. Then it made me think about this struggle right here: perfectionism. It’s not that the topics weren’t good, it just didn’t feel it fit. It’s like it wasn’t the perfect caption with the photo. But I’m learning that things don’t have to be perfect. I’m allowed to let my writing flow, to let go of the idea of what’s perfect, and to just take action whether or not you feel ready. If I don’t allow myself to do that, then I’m just holding myself back from what could be. It could be a failed attempt. Or maybe it could be an excellent attempt in my writing that it ended up helping someone with their personal struggles. Who knows what could happen with whatever “perfectionist” thing it is you are dealing with. The possibilities are endless, but if you don’t allow yourself to just take action, you’re never going to reach your full potential.
If I continue to wait for things to be perfect, I won’t ever be able to complete anything. I need to forget the idea of perfection for good and just let things go with the flow. As long as I have the right intentions and express it to the best of my abilities, despite what others’ opinions are of me, then that’s all that matters in the end. ✌🏼