Perfectionism is a huge problem. It stops you from taking action and traveling down your path.
It can inject your life with fear. It can paralyze you, and make you feel like you’re living in a soup of cement.
How would that make you feel? Pretty awesome, right?
Well, it’s not that difficult. Most people that come to me for advice already know almost everything they need to know in order to get started.
This stuff really isn’t that complicated.
I’m talking from experience, because there are times when I make something simple way harder than it needs to be.
The Precise Art of Experimentation
You have to be willing to try different ideas and see what sticks. Before I started writing this post, I had tried to write another article, but it just wasn’t flowing.
I was scared about if I was writing something that my audience wanted. I was worried about if my newsletter subscribers would even open my e-mail.
I wanted to make everything perfect. I wanted to write perfectly, get the most persuasive headline in place, and make my post magical.
I was letting my perfectionism take over.
I know you have ideas. Big ideas. We all have them.
Many of those ideas will fail, but some of them won’t, and that’s why I want you to start experimenting and throwing spaghetti on the wall.
Examples: My Own Products
I personally think that my products are far away from being perfect, but people are still buying them, and loving the value and results they get.
As I’ve been selling more and more of my own stuff, I’ve noticed that as long as I provide value and solutions to people’s problems, everything else is secondary.
I could tweak my sales copy, improve the graphics, and countless other details, but I’m okay with them being as they are.
I keep making small improvements and additions depending on the feedback I get.
And I make sure not to get stuck in the trap of perfectionism, because it ultimately stops me (and you) from helping others.
How to Kill Perfectionism
The truth of the matter is that you don’t know what will work.
You don’t know if your blog on knitting red sweaters will draw an audience, or if you’ll even want to write about it for more than three months.
Of course, you should do some preliminary research, but I think you get my point when I say that you can start now, and tweak later.
You don’t have to have it all together in order to start making a living online.
I know the words “making a living” are scary, so what if I said … “in order to make your first $100 online?”
What about making your first $100 in 6 months? That’s around $0.55 per day. And if you can make $100 in 6 months, why couldn’t you replicate that and make $100 in one month, in one week, and in one day as you refine your process?
I Started With Nothing
I started off making nothing from this blog, and I’ve now had a launch that sold out within a few days and brought in thousands.
This is not to brag, but to show you that whatever you want is possible.
At one point, I didn’t know anything.
Perfectionism doesn’t have to stop you.
Perfectionism is destroyed by realizing that you can improve something over time. It doesn’t have to be perfect right now.
The opportunities are endless, but you have to take that first step, even if you don’t know where you’re going, or what you’re supposed to do.