A lot of people I meet in the startup world and in investing are aiming for that perfect start when all their stars will align to take them off to the moon.
So, some keep waiting for their “best product” or “best design” before starting up their businesses, and others wait for the “perfect business to invest in” or “perfect price to invest at” before starting to invest their money.
The reason? They don’t want to be criticized for any mistake – like not getting business, or temporarily losing money in the stock market – they may make due to not being perfect at the start.
If you think about why we feel the need to be perfect in the first place, it all goes back to how we think about ourselves and our self-worth. If we have a strong desire to be perfect, then we may use the idea of perfection as a way to validate ourselves as worthy and valuable human beings.