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What a week this has been!
After hours and hours of prep, we pulled the trigger, hired a crane, and launched our ‘spaceship’.
I can’t explain the odd mixture of excitement and fear I’m feeling this week.
Earlier this year, I chose the phrase “Progress Over Perfection” for 2020. Far too often in my life, I stall out and do absolutely nothing in the pursuit of perfection. In college, I actually said *on the regular* that if I couldn’t do something perfectly, I wouldn’t do it at all.
Why? I’m not sure. Probably because no one really likes mud on their face.
Falling isn’t fun.
Falling takes humility, and humility isn't warm and fuzzy.
If you’re like me, you like warm and fuzzy.
Trouble is: Warm and fuzzy are the pre-qualifiers for sleep.
I, for one, don’t want to sleep through this life and I don’t want to teach my kids to sleep through life either.
If I want action-taking, problem solving adults to grow from my kids, then I’ve got to water them by living the right examples. What do they see me doing? Do I want my actions rippled into another generation?
This gives me pause.
Throughout the process of launching this business, starting this website, writing this blog, lots of other scary things and now, launching ‘spaceships’. I’ve experienced a tremendous amount of discomfort. When Jonathan asks how my day has gone, I jokingly, in all seriousness, comment that I can actually feel my perfectionism shriveling up and dying. This is not comfortable.
But this is necessary.
But wait…. Is perfection bad? - No. - Unless it causes paralysis
I don’t want a paralyized life.
I don’t want my kids to learn that paralysis is normal.
I want to cultivate an attitude of action in my kids - even when it’s scary.
Goodness knows that they will be called upon to do scary things in their lives. If they’ve never seen anyone do something scary, how will they know how to succeed?
Henry Ford once said “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” Did Ford have some mystical insight into the “name and claim” culture? I don’t think so. I think he just observed that attitude plays a vital role in success.
So here it is friends: whether I think we can or we can't: we're choosing progress over perfection.
Where do you need progress over perfection today? Maybe you need to rent a crane? If so, we know a guy ;) ....Or maybe you don't need a crane. Maybe you just need a little less comfort. Where is warm and fuzzy not serving you?
Perhaps perfectionism isn't serving you.
Let's be action-taking people!
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There you have it! What a crew!
Check out the times lapse to see the "whole" process here!
Ready for some fresh milk?? Yes Please!