Welcome to the FIRST podcast episode of Passion & Potential! I have been talking about starting this podcast for a while now, and I’ve put it off for a million different reasons… but for today’s episode, I got a little honest with myself and asked WHY are you not starting this thing that you are clearly very passionate about? I came to the conclusion that it all comes down to being a perfectionist. So for this episode, i’ll give you some insight and steps to overcoming perfectionism.
I don’t think we give perfectionism enough credit as self sabotaging and we often paint it in a positive light. However, it can be really negative for you and can create a lack of motivation, confidence, and turns you into a procrastinator. It stops you from completing your goals, completing things you’re passionate about, or trying new things you’ve always wanted to do.
This is exactly what happened for me with starting this podcast. I came up with all the reasons of why it wouldn’t be perfect and essentially PROCRASTINATED starting it. (Would my voice be too annoying? What if the sound quality isn’t perfect? Would no one listen and now i’ve failed at something.. etc.)
But this is the issue with perfectionism – we let it stop us from doing the things we WANT to do.
You have to take that FIRST step, to even try. And you can only get better by actually taking that first step, and no longer allowing your perfectionist tendencies to cripple your passions.
Imagine where you can be a year from now if you just take that first step towards trying, rather than getting in your head?
Listen guys, tell the inner voice to shut up and Just freaking do it! (lolol)
Don’t let perfectionism get in your way. Say goodbye to your fear of failure getting in your way. Don’t become your own worst enemy and road block towards your goals and ambitions.
I hope this podcast and this blog helps you in overcoming perfectionism achieving things you want!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration and be sure to join my Facebook group that goes hand in hand with the podcast – Passion & Potential Facebook Group
til next time my friends – Arastasia
PS Check out some of the other episode:
Episode 2: The 10-10-10 Exercise https://arastasiaphotography.com/2021/03/10/the-10-10-10-exercise/
Episode 3: Starting a full time photography business with no connections https://arastasiaphotography.com/2021/03/10/starting-a-photography-business/