Having a perfect business idea. Having a perfect business plan. Having a perfect business. All of which are never found because perfectionism will find a way to defeat that idea, defeat that plan, defeat that business.
You have to just start. You have to just muddle through, and get it done. There are so many times when I keep on trying to get it just perfect, but there is no such thing. You will never have perfect books. You will never hear a CRA auditor say "congratulations, you are the first business where I did not find an issue"! There is always an issue. There is always an expense that might be misposted to the wrong account. There is always something.
Done is Better than Perfect - Sheryl Sandberg
Don't get me wrong. This is not to say mediocre is best. Mediocre is mediocre. Constantly trying to fix what you start will also produce mediocre as you will never finish. There comes a time when to finish IS the accomplishment.
So stop getting in your own way. Stop letting perfectionism control your path. You will always find something wrong. So start finding something right.
Start. Right. Now.
Because when you start, you have the choice to get it done, or make it perfect. Your Choice.
Entrepreneur, bike spinner, and resident of beautiful Steveston, BC.