Paralyzed by Perfectionism

Remember when I said I was the only thing holding me back from seeing my dreams become reality? Well, that same day I decided to actually put into practice something I wrote. For months my fears and insecurities had held me back from something I really wanted to do: write for (in)courage.

Six times I sat down to write. Each time I got back up, frustrated and irritated.

Almost daily I write posts for my own blog. Sometimes it’s harder than others to get the words out, but I always write something. Each time I attempted to write a post for (in)courage, my words faltered and my mind went blank.

I wanted it to be perfect. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

So I stuttered and stalled and stopped. Allowing my fears and insecurities to hold me back.

But, guess what?!

I did it…

That’s right! I finished it, and I sent it in.

And they accepted it!

Guess who’s posting at (in)courage today?!

I’d love for you to join me there!

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15 thoughts on “Paralyzed by Perfectionism

  1. job, Melissa! Glad you posted this. I’m guilty and in need of the perfect encouragement you gave me! Thank you!

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