Does Your Desire for Perfection Lead to Procrastination?

Perfection vs. ProcrastinationDoes your desire for perfection lead to procrastination? It did for me.

For the longest time now I’ve been saying I would do more video, but I always thought my hair needs to be perfect, my makeup needs to be perfect, the lighting needs to be perfect and as a result, I just procrastinated.

So I just “went for it.” Took out my selfie-stick, went out on my lanai and hit record.

Here’s my Monday Morning Musing, au naturel – no makeup, no fancy lighting – just me and my iPhone…

While the desire to be good at what you do is a fabulous thing, do you let your desire for perfection lead to procrastination?

Please share your comments below because I’d love to hear from you. Thanks a million and here’s to your sweet success!

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.


  1. I love the way you put this—a desire for perfection often keeps us from making any movement in the first place, and I’ve found this to be especially true in writing. It’s so easy to spend hours making minute changes to copy that, frankly, most people wouldn’t even notice! And you’re right, it’s even worse with video—so many things can go wrong. That’s awesome that you got rid of the fear and just went for it—good on you! I’ve been wanting to do short videos for a while now, but I’ve run into the same thing: fear. You’re inspiring me to take a look at it again. Thanks Debra!
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