Thursday, January 8, 2015

2 Tips on Stopping Perfectionism


Do you keep score in everything you do? If you are like most people, you are always attempting to be perfect, you strive to be in the perfect zone with no exception. You strive for that perfect job, the perfect mate, the perfect house, the perfect day, and the perfect reaction and, lastly being the perfect one, #1. 

Stop living in an unrealistic dream of perfection that is not achievable.


I have to admit that I too reach for that elusive perfection in my mind, performance and life. I have crumble many times to all the media hype and peer pressure. So I set extremely unreachable goals which sets me up for failure and disappointment when I do not perform or achieve them perfectly. I truly knew in the back of my mind all those goals I set on my list were not achievable in reality. Perfection is really folklore. Perfection is not achievable.

Sometimes perfectionism is an excuse not to do something you desire too much or don't want to do in the first place. 

Perfection Causes

Unfortunately, due to all the variables this concept of perfection is not possible state of life. When you set your sights so high even the smallest disappointment shatters your self-esteem. 

What happens with this concept of perfection is that you over analyze, judge and examine all your efforts, methods and mostly yourself. Instead go through your list of goals and pick one intention you can realistically accomplish in the next 90 days, instead of attempting to do everything perfect. This shift mindset from dividing your energy between many goals  to creating and working on one intention. Put all your energies into positive action, energy, and passion, and focus less on performance disappointment.

Striving for Perfection can cause:

Over expecting
Perform issues
Under assessing yourself

2 Tips

1. Stop Measuring Yourself to Others

Instead of keeping score of your failures, why don't you work on a running list of all your goals you have to be grateful for. If you do, you will discover that you have so much more to be grateful for.

2. Work on Achieving Mindfulness

You should be the main focus of your mindset and what you are doing in the moment (achieving mindfulness). Instead of focusing backward (the past) or forward (the future) work on achieving the best you can and not attempting to be perfect. Being mindful on your set tasks and work on them one task or goal at a time. 

After Thoughts

Don't allow distractions on what you did not do or what you did wrong but rather focus on putting your plans into action in the moment.

Make a positive change in your life this year. This should be an intention for your.

30 Day Challenge will help you change your mind script.


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