Progress Over Perfection and Living Small While Chasing Big Dreams (Excerpt)
It was a huge honor to write a guest blog post for The Leap Year Project. I share my thoughts on choosing progress over perfection and what I'm doing to chase my dreams. Check out the Leap Year Project community and read my full post here. I’m a perfectionist in recovery and an idealist. I dream big, but sometimes don’t know where to start. I have grand ideas on how to change the world, but many times I don’t feel adequate enough to pursue them. These insecurities often lead to paralysis, the inability to start, or chase after the things that matter most. But in the past couples years, I’ve realized that sometimes progress is better than perfection; and in the pursuit of dreaming big, living small and doing things well in the every day are what matter most.
November 2012 marked a big change in my life. I moved from Grove City, Pennsylvania to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to be near my then fiancée to pursue our relationship as we prepped for our upcoming wedding in January 2013. It was difficult to leave Grove City because it was what I had known and where I had invested so much of my time and energy. I had no idea what I would do in Champaign-Urbana (where my wife is currently pursuing her graduate degree in linguistics). But pursuing my wife and moving to a new place was a risk that I knew was worth taking...(Read More)