I am not perfect, so I try to be.
Then I realised that I try to be perfect out of fear; the fear that I am not enough, and I have to be perfect to be enough.
I am driven by that fear to double check everything and get everything right – no mistakes.
I am driven by that fear not to try anything I might get wrong – no mistakes.
And that can be paralysing and very unproductive.
And that is definitely not perfect!
So instead of perfection, what should I strive for?
Try excellence on for size. It seems more fluid, more open to interpretation, more forgiving of mistakes and therefore more attainable, and even more friendly. I would rather hang out with someone who is excellent than with someone who is perfect.
Think about it.
My best wishes, Paul