Perfection is an Anchor
It weighs you down and stops you from moving forward.
When this is perfect I can do this
I can put it onto market
I can make some money or generate leads
Stop those thoughts because they are stopping you from progressing and moving forward
Perfection is the friend that looks like they’re helping but really they’re using you to stay afloat whilst your drowning
Perfection will sink you.
Good is great if the world sees it
Good can be improved upon
But the world will never see perfection
So do the work
But make sure you show it to the world
When you look after what you have the value increases.
We’ve all seen episodes on tv where someone has tried to pawn something that was a high value collectable but they never looked after it so it is now worthless.
I worked with someone once who had like a first edition Lord Of The Rings book, she said it would have been worth 9-11grand (I think she said) but she lent it to her mother who didn’t look after it when she read it and it’s now worthless.
When you look after your body its value goes up, you can produce more, have more energy and well the alternative is if your not looking after it then you’re probably dying. Without your body, you can’t do anything.
When you look after your partner, The relationship grows, You two become one. One unstoppable force.
When you look after your business it to goes up in value. Your staff are happy, your customers come back.
What you look after grows. Don’t take it for granted.
Can I Do More
‘If you’re not living in a place of growth, Then your acting as if you’re on the way out’
-Kevin Heart The Decision
If we’re not growing we’re dying, Tony Robbins said that Life is growth or death right, everything is growing or dying.
So when we come to a place where stop growing, We slowly start to decay.
So we need to ask ourselves the question…
Can I do more.
Can I get up a little earlier
Can I practice 2 more days per week
Can I do this
Can I do that
The answer is normally
We can always do more, but we choose not to.
We choose death overgrowth.
Let’s start growing and do more.
Comfort is the enemy
When Cole was talking about how he didn’t become a professional basketball player he said that it was because he wasn’t putting in the work,
He said he was playing ball every day, but he wasn’t working with coaches and practicing drills, he was pretending to do something…
Then when his friends pointed out that he was doing the same thing with his rap career
He was like oh shit and it woke him up that he was just working in his comfort zone
So he would write a song or a verse and make a beat before he went to the studio.
He would do 7 minute drills where for 7 minutes he would write.
Comfort is the enemy, comfort cost him his basketball career and almost cost him his rap one too
Do the work
Ok creativity does not take a break, it jumps at you from nowhere, sometimes in the most random times
Like in the shower or on a long road trip, you know when there is absolutely nothing you can do about it
So why the creativity break
You know, your sat at your desk, your boss or your client is down your neck or your firing blanks in the ideas meetings
You stare at a blank screen or paper, forcing your brain to come up with something
But it just relays the fact you got nothing.
So what do you do?
Get away from your desk and do anything other than think about the problem
Take a walk, exercise, take a weekend away and just dont think about the problem
But whatever you do, take a notepad and be ready to capture the ideas as they come
Because they will If you take a break from trying to find them