Listening to a leadership podcast recently, while driving in the country, I heard this quote, “Perfection is oftentimes the enemy of progress”. This quote was so good, that I put it in my notes on my phone. Many times I hold myself back because things aren’t perfect! I can’t write the book yet, because things aren’t perfect!
I can’t shoot the video yet, because things aren’t perfect!
I can’t go hard toward my dream, because things aren’t perfect!
However, what God continues to reveal to me over and over again is that, as long as I try, progress will happen. We often want to launch the perfect product, have the perfect car, or run the perfect business, but perfect businesses aren’t progressing.
If you want to see more good results in your life, don’t just look to be perfect, look to progress! Progress is when you turn something from potential energy to kinetic energy. When you take action and trust God every step of the way. Many things we’ve launched in the ministry haven't been perfect. Our free resources, products, programs, series, and all haven’t been perfect, but it progressed us further to reach more women.
So, the next time you wonder why things haven’t moved forward in your life, check your perfection meter. If everything has to be perfect before you move, then you are missing out on the powerful hand of God. Any time God calls you to do something, you won’t be able to do it on your own. You will need Him to fulfill it.
Let go of perfection to see progress!
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
1 PETER 5:7