“Do one thing everyday that scares you” – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann
When I started this blog, I thought I knew exactly the direction I wanted to go and my ultimate goal.
To write about ‘The new’, ‘The innovative’ and practice “Innovate don’t Imitate” – stolen from a friend of mine who used it as his ‘mantra’.
The fatal flaw was that when I decided I want to write about #new and #innovative thoughts, I didn’t think that I would also have to take on board a #new attitude. That is a ‘can-do’ attitude; rather than letting me; myself get in the way of starting but more importantly, continuing something #new for myself.
Whenever I’m asked the question in interviews ‘What’s your weakness?’ – the answer is easy. I’m a perfectionist. Please let me clarify…that doesn’t mean that everything I do has to be perfect, I’m perfectly happy with the majority of things to be ‘good’ or ‘ok’ or even ‘mediocre’ but there a few things, mainly creative, that leaves me with ‘creative-block’. In short – being a perfectionist is the excuse I give for not writing. I start, I reflect and I run away because it’s not the perfect vision I had in my head. Darn.
Anyways, so here is my #new attitude. Mid-washing up (Those who know me, know I HATE washing up – so anything to get out of it) but more to the point, I’ve stopped and I’m writing and it is scary because it’s not going to be perfect as I wanted. Yet writing this blog was not about ‘perfect’, it is about trying to transpose a creative side of me in a #new way. It’s a test to help guide and teach myself what do I want to do next – what’s the next the #new thing for me? New goals are not easy…and this is now a written promise to myself, that next time I sit and ponder about content for this blog post in my head, I will actually find a computer and write it here instead. At the end of the day, I think this blog is already evolving to be about the #new, yeh not in the way I imagined but it’s a start.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, and it shouldn’t be. If everything #new was always perfect, where do you go from there??