Progress Not Perfection
Monday, September 02, 2013
I really struggle with perfectionism.
I've learned that perfectionism is basically self-talk that constantly criticizes oneself in light of the fact that I "could've done better."
I see right now that a perfectionistic orientation v. a progress-minded orientation is comparable to seeing the glass half empty or half full. I never thought of that before! That really helps me.
Question for myself--when has the perfectionistic orientation EVER helped me? I can't think of one time. When has the progress-minded orientation helped me? I can think of many times!
I'm very grateful for these insights.