This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7
Natalie’s challenge to us today was this: “For today’s challenge I want you to pick one imperfect action that you can take every day that will move you closer to the life you have envisioned. It could be 5 minutes of walking or meditation, or even just continuing the momentum of this challenge and keep writing 200 words a day on your blog. Pick that one imperfect action and write a post about why you chose the particular action and what you imagine it will be like if you do it every day for the next 30 days.”
I am a recovering perfectionist. So actually my goal since returning to work a couple months ago has been to routinely take imperfect action and get more and more comfortable doing so.
It was super-uncomfortable at first… and really hard to do as a perfectionist!! But I think I’ve come a very long way.
I published this new website imperfectly, before all the pieces were in place… and they’re still not there!
I even signed up for Natalie’s challenge before I had the blog part of the site set up and ready to use! And it still isn’t perfect. I’m used to coding my own sites. I’m new to WordPress and I’m figuring it out as I go.
I’m putting offers out there before every microscopic detail has been perfected.
Case in point… I made a huge leap into imperfect action on Day 1 of this Challenge when I decided to pop up a quick sign-up page and launch my life’s mission… The Success Rebelution… before things were runway ready, knowing that it can provide value immediately and that everyone who signs up will just get the freebies I’m creating once they’re finished. I just decided, after hearing some heartbreaking stories, that it’s needed NOW, not when I decide it’s ready for prime time. I talked about the critical need for online entrepreneurs to have a community of people who “get it” to turn to, and how your family and lifelong besties won’t be the ones. Natalie also talked about this yesterday in her Day 6 video.
So my action (in response to Natalie’s challenge) will be to continue taking imperfect action, reminding myself that imperfect action is better than no action.