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From Perfectionism to Progress

Perfectionism, perfectionism. It gets the best of everyone - but is yet a huge curse. It can drive us to achieve great things, but it can also paralyze us with fear of failure. The constant pursuit of flawlessness often leads to procrastination, stress, and a lack of fulfillment. It creates a cycle of self-doubt and anxiety that can be hard to break.

My Struggle with Perfectionism

I've been battling with the need to be perfect for as long as I can remember, affecting just about every project I've worked on. It often stops me from finishing projects unless I think they're flawless. This isn't just about work; it spills over into my relationships and personal growth too.

But the more I think about it, this mindset has really held me back. It's kept me from sharing my work with others. I've woken up to the reality that trying to be perfect is just a way to avoid feeling vulnerable - it's truly the fear of failure. Nothing will ever be perfect, and waiting for it to be just right only means missing out on chances to grow and get feedback.

The Impact on Avora

I thought I'd use this blog post to update you on Avora and share how my perfectionism has affected it. To start, Avora has been ready to go for literal months, but I've been holding back its release because I didn't think it was perfect. I kept tweaking and refining, always finding some tiny thing to fix or refactor. In doing this, I wasn't just holding myself back; I was also keeping a useful tool from potential users.

Embracing "Good Enough"

I've finally started to accept the idea of "good enough." I'm happy to say I've resumed work on Avora with a new mindset—focusing on making it functional and valuable rather than perfect. In the past few days, I've made nearly 50 commits to Avora, and I'm still moving forward. I'm setting realistic goals now and am ready to push towards its final development and release.

Moving Forward with Avora

To embrace imperfection, I'm excited to announce that I'm starting a private beta for Avora right now - and I'm no longer keeping it to myself. I can't wait to see what people think and to finally get it out there. So far, the feedback from a few users has been really positive. If you want to join the beta, just hit me up on Discord, and I'll get you an invite.


Honestly, I'm not sure what the main takeaway from this blog is. Perfectionism is something we all deal with at times, and I just wanted to share my struggles. If you relate to this, I hope it encourages you to take the leap and share your work with the world. Let go of your fears and focus on getting things done. Progress is progress, and you can always make improvements later. Every step forward is a step towards growth.

Remember, perfection is just an illusion based on the fear of failing. Embrace imperfection and keep moving forward.