I was telling a friend recently that I was horrified of my old YouTube videos and I wanted to delete them. And she reminded me that even the cringe-worthy parts of our journey are important to be able to look back and see how far we've come.
Being the perfectionist I am, I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to get things right the first time. And because of that, I'll work on things for days, even weeks, to perfect them when I'm really just delaying them.
Lately, I've been trying to get used to the idea of "continuous improvement". It is okay, and even best practice to come back to the drawing board every now and again to tweak the strategy, re-brand, get certified etc.--to get better results.
And there's no limit to the number of times you may need to do that. That's the part to me that gets hard, when I find that I keep having to change things up because it doesn't seem to be working. Coz then I start to wonder if I'm on the right track.
And yes, sometimes, failure can be a sign that we're not on the right track, and we need to change direction. But other times, it is an indication that we're on the exact path we're meant to be on. And we just need to keep adjusting the "how" but keep the "what" intact.
What you think is not working could be inspiring to someone else so be grateful for how far you've come, if you must, research, learn, tweak, but don't stop!
If you haven't realized it by now, this part of my blog is not meant to be preachy or to sound condescending like I've got it all figured out--in fact it is quite the opposite; it is about sharing the thoughts I use to psych myself to keep pushing towards my goals and live my best life!