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Why I Had To Let Go Of Perfectionism [& Came Out Stronger]

Why I Had To Let Go Of Perfectionism [& Came Out Stronger]

A few years ago this would have petrified me. I felt I was strong BECAUSE of my perfectionism. Now I know I was strong DESPITE my perfectionism. Let me tell you why.

 

Ever since I was a kid I loved going to school. I was a good student and was praised as such. All through school and college I proudly called myself a perfectionist. Being diligent, stringent, and extremely detail oriented. Favoring quality over quantity, preferring to work alone, holding myself to high standards, and working in a structured and organized manner; those were just some of my perfectionistic tendencies.

I convinced myself, my habits of perfectionism were the reasons of my achievements. Up until I entered the workplace that is. All those tendencies and impulses ended up getting me nowhere. All the things I was good at didn't matter anymore.

The Importance Of Your Passion + Providing Value

The Importance Of Your Passion + Providing Value

The journey to entrepreneurial success is a wild ride. Discovering the importance of providing true value and determining how we can provide that value doesn’t always come easy. It certainly didn’t for me.

My current blog is my 3rd attempt and the most successful one by far. Through my first two I learned a couple vital lessons. Lessons that have led me to where I am today.

LESSON #1: FOLLOW YOUR PASSION, NOT SOMEONE ELSE’S FOOTSTEPS

I started out in 2013 with a craft and DIY blog. Why? Because that’s what everyone else was doing!

I spent far too much time on Pinterest finding delicious recipes, fun DIY projects, and handmade gift ideas. From my point of view, the only way to be successful online was to:

  • Start a blog containing recipes and tutorials

  • Make money with ads

  • Gather a whole pile of Facebook and Pinterest followers

So, what did I do?