Month: May 2016

Perfectionism: The Pain That Prolongs Progress

To put it bluntly, perfectionism is a pain in the ass that puts a strain on progress.

When you’re trying to make things happen in life but can’t seem to move forward because you’re trying to do things a certain way, the results can leave you frustrated, disappointed and even ready to give up altogether.

So how do you treat this pain that prevents you from ever reaching what you’re stretching for?

Well, allow me to make some suggestions that worked well for me. I used to let perfectionism take control when trying to reach any goal I was working on and it always kept me stuck. Then I came across two sets of words that I decided to make my mantra each time I felt the perfectionism creeping in:

1.) Done is better than perfect.

2.) Seek progress, not perfectionism.

What a change in perception.

Of course it was difficult at first, but at some point I had to realize that I could either continue to be stuck in the strong grip I allowed perfection to have on me, or move cement these mantras into my brain until I started to get stuff done. And whadya know? It worked.  Continue reading “Perfectionism: The Pain That Prolongs Progress”

Ramble #1: Building Your Own Dreams Vs. Someone Else’s

So far, Recent Rambles has been a site about business, marketing, psychology and overall success. I study these things on a daily basis, so I’ve got a large list of topics to cover on those subjects over time. In the meantime though, I haven’t been able to resist rambling a bit on these subjects – but why?

In short, I’m passionate.

I live and breathe this stuff because it helps me build my business, not to mention expand my mindset to new levels. If you haven’t heard, knowledge is the key to getting far in life. And why hoard all of the knowledge I frequently absorb when I can share it on blogs like this one?

Anyways, if I can build my own dream and work for myself, anyone can – and it makes me frustrated that people were never taught that they could truly do this. Certainly not within the U.S educational system anyways…

We’re taught to go to school, graduate, go to college and get a degree, and then just like that we can have the job of our choice. In reality, that’s not how things are working out these days.

The even bigger issue is that in having a job – no matter what kind of job it is – time is being spent building other people’s dreams instead of our own, and then told what they are worth while doing so. Job security is non-existent, and average job positions can easily be replaced.

Folks, this is not a system set-up for the average person to have success.

If you want true freedom, the best way, if not only way, is to work for yourself.

You determine your worth, how much money you make, and have total control over the time and decisions in your life.

We are literally in the golden age of the internet and in a time where anybody can start a business online and make enough income to quit their job, or heck, even enough just to comfortably get by.  Continue reading “Ramble #1: Building Your Own Dreams Vs. Someone Else’s”