Perfection is an illusion — you believe it makes you better but actually it harms you.
The more you try to be perfect, the worse you feel. It’s that feeling you get when you expect things of yourself that you’d never expect from others. It’s working yourself to exhaustion in hopes that you’ll feel whole, complete, worthy. It’s basing your self-worth on external accomplishments. Always feeling like you have something to prove.
Perfectionism won’t give you permission to feel confident and is such a waste of time and energy. Other people can’t make you feel like enough; that’s a decision you have to make for yourself. So how do you overcome perfectionism?
Strive for excellence rather than perfection.
Unlike perfection, excellence can be maintained throughout your life. It’s your persistence and courage that determines your excellence.
1. Prioritize self-care and invest in...