Perfectionism is a hellish trap in which I often find myself caught. Anyone else?
I recently realized just how much I hold back on creative projects or moving forward with aspects of my business because “it’s got to be really good first!” But when I do this I’ve noticed what I’m really saying is “I need to be really good first!” It’s amazing what happens when you stop gaining your sense of self-worth from the quality of work you produce (which is entirely subjective anyways!) and instead remember that you are inherently worthy, valid, and always good enough as you are. And it’s really amazing what happens when you instead place your attention on who you can help. One of my favorite ways out of these perfectionist tendencies is to remind myself when I’m making it about me, instead of about you. (You being anyone other than me).
I recently caught an episode of The Lively Show (a definite recommend) where I heard Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School say that so many people can be helped by the B- work you choose to share. But no people can be helped when you choose to share no work. I found this to be a genius point.
Favorite quotes for fellow perfection-chasers:
“If you don’t care who gets the credit, then you can accomplish so much.” - Abraham Hicks
“If you get nervous, focus on service.” - Doreen Virtue
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