I’m going to be real with all of you.
Right now as you read this post, whether on your phone, tablet, or laptop; there is someone, somewhere that is dedicating this time to achieve a dream you both share. While you scroll through your Insta feed, there are people who are scrolling through their vision boards planning their next steps. That dream you want to accomplish, whether big or small, you are not the only one that wants it.
Now let that sink in.
I know your heart started racing a little bit. Mine did. You may also feel a heaviness in your chest, pushing you to stop all your bad habits and get your shit together. The reason you feel this way is obvious; you don’t want to run out of time.
Recently, I find myself feeling pressure to start things. One thing we must remember in moments of stress is that everything is timing. But there is a difference between timing, and pushing things back. I have learned that saying ‘it will happen eventually’ only prolongs the process. And if you’re a perfectionist like me, you are OBSESSED with the process. Everything has to be organized and done on time.
Perfectionist or Crazy?
One thing all highly successful people have in common is that they were either categorized as a crazy person, or a perfectionist. For some, they fell in the middle (moi).
Funny enough, I used to think of my perfectionist nature when it comes to my work as a bad habit. I believed this to the point that I felt bad for calling or texting people to know where they were when they were running late to a project meeting.
I get it, shit happens.
Sometimes your bus runs late, your alarm didn’t ring, or you had an appointment. Whatever the reason (excuses), you simply could not make it on time. However, some people have made it a habit to be chased by others for a project they are a part of. Which shows lack of engagement and character. As a perfectionist, I can not rely on someone who is flaky and continuously engages in tardiness.
I WILL NOT work with someone who is always late and unreliable.
Realistically, when you are passionate about something, you will become a perfectionist. And when you are so passionate that you believe in that dream or project to such an extent, you will become crazy in the most marvellous way. You will be early to all your meetings, and flaky behaviour will be non-existent.
When you are serious about something, people will not be left waiting on you to come through with what is expected of you.
Work with what you got.
Yes. It is okay to work alone. One lesson I learned during these past few months; is you can not make someone be as passionate about something as you are. If you have a project you are eager to start, and you find yourself constantly pushing it back because of someone. It’s time to question whether you should be working with them in the first place.
Human beings are spiritual whether you want to admit it or not. We all have souls that allow us to vibe differently with others. Our vibrations can be heightened with certain people, and can be lowered with others. Signs that someone is not as engaged as you are about a project can be:
- They treat the project as another obligation, instead of something inspiring.
- You find yourself constantly having to hit them up to set dates to start.
- They are constantly late, and push back meeting times.
- You find yourself putting in more effort to plan and brainstorm.
- You can sense that energies just aren’t right.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t work with people. Partnerships are essential to success and growth! But keep in mind when deciding to work with a business partner, work with someone who raises your vibration. If your frequencies don’t match, you will find it difficult to work with them.
Don’t allow the vibrations of others to hinder your visions. You have an incredible idea, GET UP AND DO SOMETHING WITH IT. Because like I said before, while you sit and wait, someone else is getting up and doing.
Which person do you want to be?
Time to start.