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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  1. Jason says:

    Congrats. :)

  2. La La La La Looooooove it!!!!

    1. Melissa says:

      :) Thanks, friend!

  3. Duane Scott says:

    Congratulations! but when I click on the link, I only see something written by Paige.

    1. Melissa says:

      That’s strange! I wonder what went wrong. Here’s the link:

  4. This is great! Congrats Melissa. :)

    1. Melissa says:

      Thanks, Jason! :) I was pretty excited.

  5. Jenny says:

    Yaaaaay friend :) I knew you could do it! so proud of you :)

    1. Melissa says:

      Thanks, Jenny! I’ve always admired the ladies there, so it’s great to be a part. :)

  6. Danielle says:


    1. Melissa says:

      Thanks! I’m super excited!

  7. Haley says:

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

    1. Melissa says:

      Haha! Thanks, Haley. :)

  8. dustin says:

    Nice! Heading over now.

    1. Melissa says:

      Thanks for the support, Dustin! :)

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