Trying to do things the best way possible is great for your small business. But, being blocked by the desire of doing things perfectly is corrosive.
You need to understand that you are in the beginning stage. If things don’t work out perfectly, that’s ﬁne. You can adjust what needs to be improved and keep on going.
If you stop every time something doesn’t happen exactly the way you wanted to, you will grow really slow. Sometimes we are not satisﬁed with the logo or the packaging of the product. But you have to execute your plan even if things aren’t going 100% as you wished they were going. You can make some changes later and try to align your operations to your desires.
The more you do the better, that’s why you can’t stop every time something doesn’t happen the way you expected it. Sometimes it is okay to stop if things are not okay. But, not because it is not perfect or because it could be better. It could be better, and it will, but maybe not now.
Some people have very high expectations, and that’s great. But, the problem comes up when that vision doesn’t match the current situation and that makes them stop. When the problem discourages entrepreneurs to keep doing, then that’s the real problem.
How to overcome imperfection
You have to understand that is really difﬁcult to make a perfect ﬁrst try. And that is not mandatory to have that result. You should always try your best, and if the result isn’t perfect then great. That’s an opportunity to ﬁnd new better ways to do it. An opportunity to improve and enhance your product or whatever you are doing.
Some people have very high expectations, and that’s great. But, the problem comes up when that vision doesn’t match the current situation and that makes them stop.
Why is too important to fail
Too much people are afraid to make mistakes. These people are never going to meet success if they have that mindset. Failure is the best source of learning. It shows you exactly how something is not supposed to be done. And is a living experience which is easier to learn.
People who seek failure are the ones who learn more and faster. They know that a mistake won’t end anything. Actually, a mistake will teach you how to do it the right way. It will correct you and that’s how you grow.
If things are going fine, that doesn’t mean you will avoid failure by doing the same thing over and over.
What is important to understand is that you can’t fall mentally because something didn’t work as you expected. You shouldn’t frustrate and let your head fill with negative thoughts. I myself made a million mistakes while building the Instagram page and this blog, but that didn’t stop me. I frustrated more than once and now I realize it is not worth it. There’s no problem you can’t figure out.