How to Not Let Perfection Keep You From Letting Your Light Shine
May 24, 20222 min read
Ahhhhh...perfection. Do you suffer from perfection paralysis as I call it? If you aren't familiar with perfection paralysis, it's when you won't move forward until something is "perfect." It's a common thing and if it's something you don't suffer from, you my friend, are blessed.
We're always our own worst critic and it's something I've been working on over the past year and so today, I wanted to share with you what's worked for me.
1. Getting My Mindset In Order
It may sound small, but I think mindset is where everything begins. I mean, if you think you CAN'T do it, you probably won't be able to do it. The first thing I do is say positive things to myself each day to try to retrain my brain and get rid of the negativity. I'm still nervous, but I still push through.
2. Ask Myself, "And So What If That Does Happen? What's the Worst That Can Happen?"
I learned this from a Therapist a long time ago. When I would share a fear with her, the first thing she would say, "And so what if that happens?" or "What's the worst that can happen?" It really makes you think and helps you to realize all of those ideas, and thoughts, are may times things that you've created. And even if it is something that can happen, if it can happen, so what if it does happen?
3. What Does Perfection Look Like?
Visualize what perfection looks like for you. What would plan B look like? If perfection is plan A, then what does plan B look like? Make sure it's something you feel comfortable with.
Celebrate yourself! Celebrate that you moved forward and did it even if it wasn't perfect. This is especially important because it helps you to develop this habit.
Taking baby steps helps you reach big goals. In this case, it's to move past perfection paralysis. I know that it's hard, but I also know you can do it. Try each of these steps and let me know how it goes. You my friend deserve to sparkle each and every day and we aren't going to let perfection paralysis keep us from that.
We can't predict the future, but we can predict how we will react to it.