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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.

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    I sit next to a perfectionist. She frowns upon others, as well, and it's HORRIBLE. I have recommended that she try meditation, yoga and reading the book, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." to try and view life through different eyes. Plus, she sits next to me, so she gets an earful every time she gets on her high horse. She has started doing yoga, which has helped her to chillax. I really wish that she would read that book. It really is eye-opening. Perhaps you will find it helpful. :)
    1722 days ago
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