It can wait until tomorrow. Boy, that’s a hard statement for me to swallow. Ever since I started my first business in 2005, the concept of taking my time did not exist. If I had an idea in my head, it needed to be churned out that same day or the next. No time to think it through, not an option to do it later — I had to do it now. And I wanted it to be perfect. Ha! Perfect…that’s a funny word.
Much has changed in since the wee ol’ days of 2005. Though I still move at a very quick pace, I’ve slowed down quite a bit. I’ve learned so much about letting go. I don’t have a hissy fit if I don’t finish everything on my to-do list. I can actually shop online because I don’t need to have the clothes the moment I pay for it. I can stop what I’m doing mid-project to take a short break if I’m getting drained. And trust me, these things are not easy for me to do.
The best thing about it is the outcome. It gives me more peace of mind, I can think more rationally vs. in-the-moment. Giving myself time to brainstorm also gives me a better outcome. When things are planned and organized well the end product is always the best it can be. I no longer strive for perfection, I strive for the very best that I’m capable of. So really, it can wait til tomorrow. The world won’t end if I don’t finish my to-do list, right?