To the average Perfectionist, Perfectionism can hold one back, cause worry, and stop one from achieving.
But I have a simple solution.
Add an Ing at the end of Perfect.
So today, I am Perfecting, my writing.
It’s a way of life, an aspiration, a verb.
So now, Dear Perfectionists, keep doing what you do. Keep Perfecting every aspect of your life.
Recently, I attended a workshop on how to cope when living within an emotionally unstable environment.
The take away lesson for me was this:
Be on the watch out for the Perfectionist.
When caring for yourself or someone else, it’s okay to be unable to fix the problems within the relationship.
People cannot be fixed.
It’s best to accept that you are doing your best, even when the situation isn’t working out.
But if you are seeking perfectionism, then you become a part of the problem.
Relationships are not perfect. They are always changing. Being a Perfectionist just puts you into a state of distress and weakens your ability to respond with love.
So next time I find myself seeking perfectionism, I’m pulling back and saying to myself:
“Good is good enough.”