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Pinterest -- Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction - Samantha LeithOkay. I’m in the kitchen. I’m dancing and that’s pretty bad live. Ah, that’s better. Now you can see me. So I wanted to talk today about taking imperfect action because for many of us, myself included, who are practicing perfectionists. We don’t do stuff because we’re waiting for it to be perfect.

And guess what? There’s no such thing as perfect. You might think there is, you may be all caught up in what you’re doing, looking pretty, sounding pretty. And this could be as I could be talking about sending out a job application. I could be talking about asking someone on a date. I could be talking about what you’re doing on social media. It doesn’t matter, but when we’re stuck in taking action because we want it to be perfect, we’re like those little mice or Guinea pigs going around, around, around, around, around, around, around, and not actually getting anywhere.

So this hit me in the face this morning when I was avoiding doing something and I was like, “Do it, don’t do it.” I’m giving myself a little bit of a kick up the backside and just did it. And I thought, “I’ve got to share that.” So I want you today to just take imperfect action. There’s a Tony Robbins quote and I’m probably going to get it wrong, forgive me. “Winners take imperfect action while losers is still perfecting the plan.” I think it’s something like that. Oh, that was a battler. Didn’t even Google it.

So if you want to be a winner, if you want to get the goals you want, if you want the success you want, if you want the confidence that you want, if you want any of those things that you want in life, you have to take imperfect action. You have to. So send the email. Next week when you send it again, make it a little bit better. In a couple of years’ time, you’re going to change what your idea of perfect is anyway. So if you’d been waiting for that perfect piece, you won’t do anything. So go for it today. Do one thing that you’ve been avoiding because you want it to be.