For a long time I hesitated to take action on the things that matter because (in my mind) it was never up to the near-perfect standards that I had set (for myself). It’s challenging to pinpoint, but there was a turning point (season) where a deep drive for progress took the place of a misguided desire for perfection. If that speaks to you, here are some thoughts that have helped me reframe things over the years – I hope it helps!


Helpful Thoughts

Consistent effort compounds. 

Sometimes we have to stick with “good enough” for long enough to see the results that we want (read more).

It’s about who you become. 

Sometimes we need to focus less on the outcome and more on the person we become in the process (read more).

People won’t remember (or care). 

Sometimes we have to humble ourselves and realize that people don’t think about us as much as we think they do. We need to focus less on what others think and more on how our actions impact them (read more).

Time isn’t waiting. 

Sometimes we have to be realistic and realize that our time is limited; the longer we wait, the more we waste. It’s our imperfect action that allows us to learn and helps us get clear (read more).


I’m not sure who needed to hear that (besides me), but I hope it found you where you needed it. If you’re not sold on the idea of imperfect action, you can (should) read more here. Soak in this quote and let’s make the most of our time.

“Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.”

Harry Truman

What are you waiting for?

Joe Rinaldi

IG: @joearinaldi

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