I am a perfectionist. One of those Type A people. Maybe you are too?
The pressure we put on ourselves to lead our best lives can have the exact opposite effect. The pursuit for perfection can be crippling. We can become obsessed with having the perfect job, the perfect partner, the perfect family and on and on and on. When we have challenges or make mistakes, often times these obstacles are harder to handle when you’re a perfectionist. So I’ve adopted a new philosophy:
I’d rather live a life of authenticity than perfection.
We are all flawed and our struggles makes us interesting, dynamic and strong.
Perfection is boring.
Perfection is impossible.
Perfection is a lie.
Shifting our mindset to live true, authentic lives doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time– lots of time. But when we make mistakes, we can accept them with finesse and move past them. We aren’t so paralyzed.