How To Find Perfection Without Perfectionism
If you want to be perfect, being a perfectionist is probably the worst possible way.
The paradox of perfectionism is that the act of striving toward something so unattainable puts you into a perpetual state of feeling like a failure. You won’t ever feel perfect—or even good enough—and you will inevitably act accordingly, experiencing procrastination, creative blocks, and decision-clouding anxiety.
You can't be your best self if you are a perfectionist.
The more holistic, compassionate, and productive solution to perfectionism is acceptance. You CAN feel perfect if you have acceptance and compassion for yourself, and feeling perfect as you are enables you to relax into the most exceptional version of yourself. It allows you to work and live at a higher level, so you can have more success at what you set out to do.
You are allowed to be happy with yourself exactly as you are now.
If you are a recovering perfectionist who needs a new, more attainable standard for yourself and what you do, look to resonance instead:
- What actions and choices truly resonate with who you are?
- What makes you the most happy?
- What feels the most positive and exciting?
- How well do your actions and creations align with your goals and intentions?
This self-guided authenticity, rather than externally-influenced insecurity, is a major key for happiness and success, and it's always right there within you. It's liberating and simple. It leads you to the best path for you, and to your unique voice—your true greatness.
You are already more perfect than you know.
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