"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch." - Unknown
Social comparison is inevitable—we can't help that. But it's not about lapping someone else on that couch. It's about lapping your old self.
I've been in that starting position like I am in this pic so many times. Ready to go full blast 🚀 on something, just to stand there paralyzed, not moving an inch, due to perfectionism. "Playing it safe" by going back and taking the couch position.
But it has nothing to do with playing it safe. In reality, it has been about letting the fear of failure take over. Concerned over mistakes and doubts about actions. Struggling with unrealistic expectations and constant rumination. Comparing myself to others.
Today, I try to remind myself daily: Embrace imperfectionism.
Care less about results and problems. Care more about putting in the work and making progress despite them. Care less about what others think and more about what you want to do. Care less about doing it right. Care more about doing it at all.
One day at a time, step by step 👣, brick by brick 🧱, moving the needle📍forward, even if it's only an inch.
Don't be too hard on yourself. ✌🏽♥️