- Gary Malone, LMFT
It's Worth Doing
At first glance, this phrase may seem counterintuitive. After all, why would anyone want to do something poorly? However, the phrase is actually meant to encourage people to try new things and not be deterred by the fear of failure or the pressure to be perfect.
The idea is that when we try something new, we may not be very good at it at first. However, by doing it poorly, we are still making progress and learning from our mistakes. In addition, by doing something poorly, we are also taking the pressure off ourselves to be perfect right away. This can help us feel more relaxed and less anxious, which can in turn improve our overall performance.
It's important to note, however, that this phrase doesn't mean we should aim to do things poorly or not strive for excellence. Rather, it means we shouldn't be afraid to start something new or try something we're not very good at, because the only way to improve is through practice and making mistakes along the way.
Let’s make sure we’re allowing ourselves to be human…to try, to fail, to learn, to improve, to grow, and to embrace each step.