“Perfectionism Is A ‘Shield’”…

As I logged onto my mac this morning, I saw an email in my inbox from Rick Mulready.

No, not to me personally, I wish…

But an email he sent out to his list and it inspired me to hop onto my blog this evening and write. Finally write! 🙏

(F.Y.I — Rick, by the way, is one of my go-to Facebook Advertising Gods that I bow down to).

Anyhoo…

So, Rick sparked one of those moments that I have been waiting for, for weeks!

Y’see, as a blogger I want to write at least once a week. At least.

And with my own personal blog sometimes I get on a good roll and DO IT. Sometimes I get on a high and write MORE than once. But other times… I freeze, and there’s nothing.

And to my own disappointment, the last few weeks have been in the ‘other times’ bucket.

Rick began his email with a great quote about ‘Perfectionism’ by one of my most admired Authors and Researchers, Brene Brown, which says this:

“Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.”

It’s a shield. 

Beautiful. I couldn’t have said it better even if I tried.

I’m writing about this because I realise that perfectionism (when I don’t use it to my advantage) is the cause of one of my biggest frustrations — getting stuff done.

It’s something I struggle with from time to time with my own blog, when I’m faced with new responsibilities, my Youtube channel, and executing.

I get so excited about writing a post, making a video, doing something BIG, but then Perfectionism stops by and grabs a hold of me before I even get started.

Like Brene says — Perfectionism is a “shield” that I use to keep what I do from being judged.

And it’s a selfish shield.

I could easily reel off here and talk about why it’s selfish, etc. (but I might save that for another post 😉)

…Today I just wanted to ask, can you relate?

I’ve written about using Perfectionism to your advantage before, and today Rick’s email was a nice reminder of that, and one that I NEEDED to be reminded of… Thanks Rick, you emailed right on time!

So I’m going to shift my mindset back to that way of thinking, free from being stuck with my Perfection shadow and say game on!!

Because if I don’t, no writing ever gets done.

No new connections will be made.

No current connections will be deepened.

And I’m robbing myself of my own opportunities to grow.

So here’s to executing and putting words out there that you might just relate to— because that’s the whole purpose of my blog after all…

To write the words that I wish I had read through certain life journeys.

Give your inner Perfectionist a roundhouse kick to the face you beautiful person, you’ve got magic to make!

Is Perfectionism holding you back?

Love ya zillions 😘

Amy xo

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I’m the Brand Strategist and Head of Marketing for Paul Gough Media — what we do?

We use Digital Marketing Strategies to help great Healthcare Professionals, become even more successful business owners, and live extraordinary lives (while serving more people — who need their help).

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4 thoughts on ““Perfectionism Is A ‘Shield’”…

  1. mikeyoung88 says:

    Excellent post Amy. You have to love it when emails land at just the right time, hey? I can relate to what you are saying, particularly in my previous job. I would go over and over documents I was writing, worrying that they weren’t quite right. It can be quite a trap for sure. Keep up the good work Amy. ☺️

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    • amytitch says:

      Thanks for reading Mike! Yes, this email landed at the perfect time. The night before I was beating myself up. Yelling at myself in my mind – ‘why can’t you sit down and just write?!’… then I woke up and BAM, inspired. Let’s keep out of it’s trap 😉

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