It’s Great to Be Perfect but…..

Perfection is key but doing is king. Without doing perfection is unattainable.

When I started out writing, every piece of note I had were all in pieces. I have my thoughts in different notes on personal development, leadership, entrepreneurship, service, family finances and some other topics. Most of my notes are far away from me, most of them are scribbled on someplace on my PC. The thoughts of bringing all those thoughts together in one place became a difficult task. And that lead me into giving various excuses why I should not write and why my thoughts won’t make sense or maybe they were too vague.

Nothing will make sense until you take that first step.

This July I launched my personal blog having blogged for Y4C Nigeria for some years. And I was seized with the fear of people misinterpreting and misunderstanding me, and did not want to be in the bad books of anybody due to my views on relationships, religion, politics and my world view. It was comfortable because I wanted the conditions to be perfect, I wanted everything to make sense before I take the step.

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.” – Navy SEAL Maxim

I have failed in certain things, and one part of me won’t want to try new things because of the fear of failing again. But personally it was difficult staying that way because the big me wants to try something new, seek for new collaborations and also gain more counsel on my next step. Its human to always see that great person but if you know how much sweat have gone into that greatness, you will understand that they failed often and they are ready for whatever the outcome.

One part of me won’t want to try new things because of the fear of failing again.

Becoming perfect does not just happen like that, it comes with a price. Its either you do nothing and you’ll gain nothing, or you take that step but whether you fail or succeed, you will be glad you did. Perfection is not gained by sitting around doing nothing, it is having an understanding that you learn by doing and you know by doing while learning in the process.

Take that step but whether you fail or succeed, you will be glad you did.

I recall vividly the day I decided to launch the blog, it was a difficult decision but am glad I did because the blog have been read by a lot of people in the world. What if I waited for the conditions to be perfect? What if I didn’t intend to write? Now I know better that my perspective may be questioned, my thoughts may be ridiculed but I have to keep writing until everything connects. Take every criticism as it comes, squeeze them and work at it to make better lemonades.

What would you love to start that you are waiting for some bright moments to shine on you? What have you started that you have stopped? Will love to hear your thoughts on what perfection means to you.

Would you like to own a blog like mine? I will love to help.

  • clara

    Nice piece john, makes me want to dust my jotters and finally write that book i’ve been putting aside for years. Thanks for the inspiration

    • You are very much welcome Clara and looking up to read your awesome book. And always ready to give needed support. Hope you had a fulfilled day.

  • Kizito

    This is a great post… Seeking perfect moments to do what we truly luv to or ought to do is a sure way of accomplishing nothi
    ng.
    Failure might occur at some point but it is only a postponed success.

    • Yes you are very right Kizito, sometimes we don’t know how much we are missing hoping everything is perfect before we make a move. Its better to start and the dots connects as we move. Thanks for checking in bro. Hope you had an awesome day.

  • I learnt early in life that perfection wasn’t a destination as most people think it is but a process and that failure is only when you give up and pack your bags. Great piece bro I am in the right company

    • “Failure is only when you give up and pack your backs.” Thanks for this great thought Longi and thanks for checking in. Hope you had a great day.

  • Mastering your art isn’t a day’s job but never be scared to take a step further to greatness every day. Great write up.

    • It isn’t at all. Some want to start the journey and get to the destination quickly and it doesn’t work that way. We just have to start from where we are to get to where we want to be. Thanks for checking in. Have a fulfilled Friday.

  • abi

    My darling again. This is great. Something that also contributes is the gift of procrastination. I call it a gift cause some of us do it so well, you’d think we were born for it. Your blog is an inspiration. Keep getting better darl. Laziness contributes alot too.

    • Hmm! Well will say laziness breeds procrastination. Most times not doing nothing is connected to wanting everything to connect, wanting all the resources to converge in one place meanwhile it never works that way. The resources are in various pieces and to pick a piece one at a time you’ve got to start from somewhere. Thanks darl. Have a fulfilled Friday ko.

  • sounds so much like me. you just reminded me of my loads of articles and feature stories, scripts, even song lyrics i have piled up. i put them together in one place some years back but they’re still just there. well thankGod i have a blog that showcases a part of them. Still hope for inspiration on how to handle all the others. thanks for this piece. very motivating.
    And how has your week been so far?

    • Thanks so much for checking plus always looking forward to new additions. I see a book soon. My week have been amazing so far. How about yours?

  • i should also add, I love the look of your blog! Its beautiful

  • I remember trying so hard to get the perfect name and logo design for something I was meant to start…well that’s how far I got. Before i raise a building, it should already have a functional need. Thanks for this!

    • You are very much welcome and glad this helped you. Thank you.