A perfectionist is someone who has a need to make sure that everything is perfect! So much so that they rather not try or do something, to protect themselves from doing sometime imperfectly. So, at what point does perfectionist become a handicap for you?
I feel that a little bit of perfectionist it fine, as long as it serves you. However, what about when perfectionism stops you from becoming the person you want to be, because you would choose to not finish something then to bare the thought of completing something that is imperfect?
The logical part of you know that it is possible for you to do something imperfect and the world wouldn’t come to an end, none the less, you can’t seems to be able to break free from it.
When I was in college, I would sign up for classes and if I start to get the feeling that I wasn’t going to get an A or a B? I would withdraw from the class so that I can get a W (for withdraw) on my report card instead of a C or below. I wasted money and time for those classes, instead of finishing the classes and benefit from the lessons.
Whose judgment was I concern about? At that point of my life, I had left my judgmental parents back home in Hong Kong the opposite side of the world. It was my own judgmental self! As it turns out I had become that very thing that I got away from my parents for. I took over their job of disapprove on me.
It wasn’t until one day I made a decision to let go! I had to let go of my parents and to forgive the past, to give myself the permission to live my life full of experiences of my own win or lost.
So, to all the perfectionists out there say this with me, “I am perfectly imperfect!”
Imperfect Action is better than No Action
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