Perfection, Permission, and Other P Words You Don’t Need

Sat, Apr 28, 2012

Influence, Marketing, Perspective

Perfection, Permission, and Other P Words You Don’t Need


I’m convinced that one of the things that robs many of us from DOING (creating, executing ideas, shipping, launching, etc.) is a pursuit for Perfection. It’s that internal voice that causes us to hesitate, to question, to second guess, and often over think or over analyze to the point of paralysis. Instead of moving, we get stuck and our ideas become nothing more than wishes or great intentions. Sound familiar?

I have news for you… perfection is a myth anyways. It’s in the eye of the beholder.

Don’t get me wrong, you should pursue excellence but don’t let perfection, or the pursuit thereof, stop you from moving and executing what needs to get done.

Good things come to those who Wait, but Great things come to those who Act!


Why do we seek it so much? Why do we let someone else’s “opinion” dictate whether or not we are worthy to pursue ____. Just because a Publisher passes on your book idea doesn’t mean your idea is bad. Just because your friends or your family members don’t understand your dream, or even if they shoot it down, that doesn’t mean you should give it up (they just don’t see the vision that you have been given).

The only permission that you need is your own (well, and God’s – for those of you who believe).

Stop letting someone else choose for you. Don’t give up on the hard work by simply using their NO as a convenient way out.

If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

Other P Words You Don’t Need

There are others… like Procrastinate or Passive (unless it’s income). But the two above are what may limit us the most.

The P Word We Do Need


It’s what helps us see things in a new way. It’s what helps us overcome and look beyond Perfection and Permission. It’s a new way of thinking and something that I hope this post will help you do today.

BTW… I have to give thanks to Chris Brogan for inspiring the title to this post. He wrote a post about taking action (amongst other things), I left a comment, he replied, and viola… this post was born.

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    • Lincoln Parks

      Love these Daniel, I am going to share this with others.