Do you suffer from Perfection Paralysis?
You know – you never actually get anything done (or finished) because you’re constantly worried that it’s not ‘perfect’?
Or, you never start because YOU’RE not perfect?
You’re worried that you don’t know enough, haven’t done it right, have made a mistake, aren’t ready… etc etc?
It’s times like that when you should remember this quote.
You don’t have to be perfect to start. Guess what? No-one is.
Your shop/business doesn’t have to be perfect to launch. No business is ever perfect.
No business is ever DONE, either. No-one ever launches a business, then sits back and says ‘well, that’s done for the next 40 years, I’ll just keep things ticking over’.
No way, no how.
Every single day in business is an adventure and an experiment – and yes, a risk.
Just start. You will learn something every day.
Your business will grow over the months and years – much like a child. You don’t expect a child to be born fully-formed and perfect. They need years of experimentation, learning, and growth to reach maturity.
So it is with a business.
But if you never start – never birth the business into the world – it will never grow.
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.