PERFECTIONISM

“Healthy striving is self-focused: “How can I improve?”- Perfectionism is other-focused: “What will they think?” – Brene Brown

dsc_0074Striving for perfection in all things prevents you from doing anything.  Every new experience is peppered with potholes and mistakes.  The mis-step is where you learn to put your footing, not something to be punished for.  Yet in our day to day life we believe that perfection is the only thing worth striving for.  However, if the thought of not being the perfect Director stops you from striving for the promotion you are selling yourself short.  If the fantasy of the perfect Parent or Party Host prevents you from reaching outside of your safety zone to enjoy all the blessings available to you then you are short changing your future by amplifying your risk aversion, and paralyzing your progress.