WHY I’M GIVING UP PERFECTIONISM

So one of my New Year’s Resolution is to give up the need to seek perfection. I’m not going to worry about why I forgot to straighten that tiny wrinkle before shooting that outfit because that tiny wrinkle makes that outfit perfect because the opposite of perfection isn’t imperfection or mediocrity; it’s reality, it’s possibility.

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Working with reality, the mistakes, flaws, hiccups and wrinkles gives us the information we need not only to persevere, but to start again more effectively. This is how we succeed. So instead of concluding: “That didn’t work at all!” We could think: “That didn’t work yet,” or, “Some of that worked, and some of that didn’t, what’s my next step?” Yes, reality can be messy, and progress can be slow, and attempts can fail and people can need to go back to the drawing board, but if these are the givens of life, we are going to be more resilient and successful if we expect the hiccups and are prepared for their appearance, rather than experience them as a surprise each time. We might not succeed in the big way we imagine right away, but hanging in through the process, this is how we strive for excellence over time. I was so excited when H&M featured my last post on their Twitter. I’ve realized that the lesson learned from past mistakes always prepare and shape us for whats to come. What are some of your obsessions or needs to seek perfection?

 

With Love Always 

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