“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dalí
I read this weekend that perfection is actually fear. This really drove home for me. Let me show you how. Beachfit and Wellbeing has been a seed in my brain for oooh about 3 years?
I'm so passionate to spread the message of holistic health and wellbeing to men and women worldwide.
It took me 3 years to this space together to share my message and create the programs that will help to empower men and women to prioritise themselves, show up and create long lasting sustainable positive change.
It took this long because I was terrified. Terrified of showing up and saying this is what I stand for. Terrified that everyone would think I was nuts (honest moment - my husband regularly calls me a witch), terrified that it would fall flat on its face.
I was also frozen. Frozen in comparison to people that I look up to and admire for the life's that they have set up and the facilities they have created to facilitate peoples change.
Frozen that I was a fraud and didn't have the capacity to share the message that I wanted to share.
It actually got to one stage where people would contact me for personal training with me and I wouldn't contact them back. I would contact people to find out about websites or anything that would help me ut my message out there and not get back in touch with them. Those small moments of courage would evaporate as soon as I sent the email.
So how did I get to where I am now?
I'm still terrified of failing. I'm still terrified that I'm a fraud. I'm still aware of my tendencies to self sabotage. I'm just as terrified of failing as I am success.
Whats important though is that I keep putting one foot in front of the other, and sharing my message with one person at a time.
When someone thanks for me for helping them, it literally lights me up from the inside out, and reminds me this is why I show up day in, day out despite being terrified.
I do the work. I acknowledge my downfalls and counterbalance them with positive statements.
For every fear I have I out weight it with a moment of what I know to be the truth - a client getting closing to their goal weight, a client making positive food choices, a client basically showing up and doing the work for themselves.
I meditate, I learn, I reflect, I surround myself with people who believe in me. I show up.
What does this mean for you?
It means that occasionally there will be slips in perfection from me. Spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes or days where I don't show up on the blog or social media.
I have came to the conclusion that sharing my message with you and living my life fully is so much more important then spending a extra 30 minutes checking my grammar. I hope you agree so to.
Where in your life can you let go of perfection and show up?
What are you hiding from and using perfection as a excuse?
Where are you distracting yourself from the ultimate work? (social media is a big one here)
This is the quickest blog post I've ever written. Why? Because its my truth.
I'd love to hear your thoughts or any insights you may have in the comments below.
If you know any of your lovely friends that may need to here this message please share with them and lets all agree to let go of perfection and allow more time to live life fully, get messy and have as many moments of joy as possible.