Why is it a natural instinct for we as humans to harp on the bad instead of boast about the good?
No matter how much good I do in this world, I always feel as if nothing is ever quite enough – it’s a constant battle. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not chronologically unhappy or in any way shape or form a negative soul. On the contrary, I’m full of life and good vibes. But day after day, I try to be a perfectionist & the thirst is real.
I’ve said it before – perfect doesn’t exist. So, then why am I harping? Why is self-satisfaction non-achievable?
I know I’m not alone – there are people reading this, thinking “hey, that’s me.”
I took the liberty of coming up with five golden ways to ease the mind of my fellow perfectionists (for this has recently helped me):
- Don’t set too high of standards for yourself or for others – the bigger the standards, the bigger the letdowns.
- Set realistic & achievable goals – if you set goals you know you’re not going to reach, chances are, you mentally will stop yourself from trying.
- It’s important to reflect on our everyday failures and mistakes – never let them define you as a person.
- Expect to be judged and understand you’re going to have haters & critics in life, but take what they have to say with a grain of salt… build upon it and move forward – burry your haters with a smile.
- Recognize the beauty in imperfection – do what you can, with what you have.
“Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you’ve got & fix it as you go.”
Stop beating yourself up – we are all a work in progress.