“I’m a perfectionist!”

How many times have you heard this statement? Have you made it?

Hell, I’ve used it myself a few times in the past, even though it was basically a fuckin’ lie. I knew damned well that I was anything but.

But many people still say it, and mean it, and try to back it up. And they fail miserably, every fuckin’ day, because there’s just one thing wrong with being a perfectionist:

Perfection doesn’t exist. Anywhere, Anytime. Period.

I suppose one might argue that the Universe is perfect: perfect chaos in its wholeness and vastness. But nothing else is perfect. Personally, I think we should strike the fuckin’ word from Webster’s, permanently and perfectly. How’d you like that?

Perfectionism is the rocky road to ruin, to frustration, depression, stress, anxiety, and most of all, ABSOLUTE FAILURE!perfectionism

If you set out to do anything perfectly, you have already failed, by definition of the goal.

Here’s my advice: FUCK PERFECTION.

Yep, I said it. Fuck it. To hell with it. Chuck it, forget such a word ever existed, and then get back to work and do your very best, but do it with purpose, intention, and get that shit done! Stop screwing around trying to prove your self worth by producing perfect shit. It’s mainly just an excuse for not finishing anything, and for failing to accomplish your goals.

Stop using perfectionism as an excuse. Aim, instead, for greatness, and that will be good enough. You are already good enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Stop trying to prove it by being perfect, only to prove the opposite.

I could go on for a long time on this topic, but I don’t think it’s necessary. If you want success in life, in any part of it, you have to abandon the idea of perfection. It will kill your success, stop you dead in your tracks, and suck the life from your body, mind, and spirit, leaving you a fuckin’ zombie, walking around waiting to have your brains smashed in so they can bury you.


See y’all tomorrow!


Steve Bivans is a FearLess Life & Self-Publishing Coach, the author of the Amazon #1 Best Sellers, Vikings, War and the Fall of the Carolingians,The End of Fear Itself, and the epic-length, self-help, sustainability tome, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living, If you want to learn how write and self-publish a book to best-seller status, crush your limitations and Fears, and disrupt the status quo, contact Steve for a free consultation to see how he can help you change the world! CONTACT STEVE