I tuned into one of Heather Crabtree's Periscopes and she talked about how perfection can basically be a downfall to our business. I could not agree more. Especially when starting my business I wanted everything to be perfect before launching and putting myself out there. I realized that this is impossible. Nothing is ever going to be perfect. I have a hard time even typing those words out. As a wedding planner, things are based on creativity and pretty things so it's hard for me to allow there to ever be a mistake. But mistakes are what need to happen in order for me to learn and to grow as a business.
Social media, especially Instagram, I think, has made being "perfect" a goal. All those perfectly curated little squares filled with beautiful flowers, table settings, breathtaking wedding receptions, it's hard not to become envious. There have been plenty of times where I style a shot for Instagram just to later delete them all and not post it because it wasn't up to par and perfect enough. Why do we do this to ourselves?
I do believe that social media is how many people get clients which is why the images and posts need to be perfect. But it also shouldn't be something that gives me anxiety. Striving for perfection will automatically lead to anxiety and it's not worth it. And yes, I feel that Instagram is meant as a place for people to post pretty things but in reality their lives aren't that put together. Just letting go of that one need and thought of being perfect, then maybe things will fall into place like they should and I won't have to try, it will just happen. Does anyone else struggle with the ever need to look and be perfect?