Perfectionism Will Kill Your Dreams

Last night I listened to a podcast with Mel Robbins {one of the most sought after motivational speakers today} who said, “Perfectionism will kill your dreams” among many other mic drop worthy golden pieces of advice. I took a deep breath, and thought about that. Perfectionism will kill your dreams. She’s right! I thought about how many times a day I walk into my office and have the desire to pick up the brush and start painting, but find something else to do instead. Why? Is it because I am paralyzed with fear that what I paint won’t be good enough for the next project I’m working on? Probably so. I typed this saying up, printed it out in BIG BOLD LETTERS and added it to my inspiration board in my office. The next time I walk in my office, which is today, guess what I’m going to do. You got it! Paint. {Right after I write this post, of course… see I’m doing it again. It’s a work in progress}. Anyway, on the podcast last night, Mel shared the details about her 5 Second Rule, which literally trains our brains to think differently. Do you want to stop procrastinating? Do you want to get rid of your anxiety? Do you want to start doing the things you are thinking about? I do. I cannot wait to get Mel’s new book, The 5 Second Rule available for pre-order now.

Perfectionism will kill your dreams. Just start. You can do it.

Perfectionism Will Kill Your Dreams

So I’m putting it out there and making myself accountable to create new things that come from this positive energy I am feeling right now. Be on the lookout in the shop. How about you? What is it that you want to do, but haven’t started? I say, if you can dream it, you can do it. So let’s start together today.

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If you can dream it, you can do it!

photos: my home office on Instagram, Wynwood walls on Instagram, tulips in blue oversized wall art

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  • trudyhibler

    Oh, how I needed this. I’m dying to know what the 5 second rule is, but until the book arrives I’ll have to be content with your wonderful message. At this time, my craft supplies are piled in my bedroom. They’re not strewn around…just piled up . And why are they in my bedroom? Because an adult child needed (yes, it was a serious need) to move back home for a while. So, the stuff has been piled up. My bedroom is a wreck, and I can’t find what I need to do any crafting because…it’s all piled up! I go in there with the best of intentions of sorting through all that fun stuff, but I get stuck on something small and the next thing I know, my available time has run out. I am definitely going to look into buying this book. Immediately. Not wasting any time. Thanks for passing this along!

    • So great!!! We are in this together! Here’s to the power of positive thinking 🙂

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  • Rachel Camfield

    I love this Laura and cannot wait to see the imperfect works of art even more than the “perfect” ones. Xo!

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