Shame loves perfectionists – It’s so easy to keep us quiet.
– Brene Brown
Ah…the myth of perfection. How many of you are recovering perfectionists – or perhaps are still practicing perfectionists?
Perfection keeps us striving…and never arriving. Even the universe isn’t perfect. It evolves and changes as we do. Wait a minute…if we are stuck, not changing, making different choices and we are continuing to strive for perfection, what are we contributing to the collective, to the whole of existence, to the evolution of the species and the universe?
Things that make you go hmmm…
Brene Brown’s quote above offers us a moment to reflect on the places in our lives where we might still be striving to be perfect. Is it our work? Is it in our expressions of love for others? Is it in our beliefs? (Are there really any perfect beliefs???) Are we still striving for the perfect body, appearance, clothes?
It’s exhausting to even think about.
There is so much more to this topic than I wish to get to here. However, isn’t it worth some time and energy to examine the places in our lives where we are still striving to be perfect? The lost time, energy and, let’s not forget the relationships, are worth considering, don’t you think?
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
– George Will