I have decided to quit
“I have been there, honestly.”
thought I was striving for excellence only to find myself trapped in frustrating and demoralising perfectionism, in the end.
Well, I have decided to quit!
WAIT, I didn’t say I quit my passion, it’s that drive to be perfect that I chose not to include as part of my mindset.
I was considering how being a perfectionist affects your work, your projects and your life in general.
Whether you are a singer like myself, a chef, a mechanic, a church minister or a parent, we can all relate to this because, in fact, it’s not about what you do but what you think and who you are.
Many of us are not able to distinguish between the desire to become excellent in our craft and the strive to perfectionists.
If you fall in the first category, you will be humble enough to understand and accept you don’t know everything and you just want to learn as much as you can day by day because you need it.
If you fall in the second category, you will be constantly drained and frustrated because your tendency is to try to do everything perfectly. And the truth is you can’t. You unconsciously want to learn more and more in order to ensure you don’t have knowledge gaps others can notice or criticise.
You need to be free from that.
Pray for a new mindset, the mindset of Christ. This is how I do it! Establish new habits. Position yourself. Be you!
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Aristotele
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