Fear and perfection, I’ve found, often go hand-in-hand. It’s a crippling mindset, this idea that everything you do needs to be perfect. And it too often kills good businesses and people from becoming great.
Perhaps it’s due to the fact that with modern communication and technology we can be so quickly judged or shamed. The right tweet from the right person can make your company … and the wrong tweet from the wrong person can kill it.
But that’s generally not the way things work. To be frank, most of the time no one cares all that much about what you or your business is doing. At least not enough that it’s going to make or break you.
What will make or break you though is the inability to take action.
Today your success lies more in your ability to move quickly. To risk making mistakes. To break things along the way (and fix them later).