The Weight of Perfectionism: Setting it Down Sets You Free

The Weight of Perfectionism: Setting it Down Sets You Free

What is Perfectionism?

Plus other fun beliefs:

  • My ideas are not going to be good enough, so why bother.
  • I’m going to let everyone down.
  • No one will love me if I can’t be who they want me to be (although I’m not sure who that is).
  • I suck, nothing I do is good enough, I am not good enough.
  • I’m a failure as a person.

Perfectionism vs Healthy Striving

What is actually true:

  • There is no perfect, but “good enough” is a perfect goal.
  • Doing your best IS enough. It is not possible to do any better.
  • You are loveable and worthy just as you are.
  • You are not a failure when you believe in yourself; believing in yourself is enough.
  • Other people’s opinions of you matter far less than your own opinions of yourself. Read that again.

I felt physically lighter, as if I had actually set down 20 tons of armor. Emotionally, I had. 

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