I used to strive to be perfect…
Mostly when it came to my work and creativity and what I was producing to show the world.
After a while I realised that being a perfectionist just holds you back. People need to see you, your work, your creativity and what you have to offer.
Whatever it is we procrastinate over, is better done than not done or waiting until it’s perfect, or the conditions are perfect or the timing is perfect.
If you haven’t already realised it by now, perfect doesn’t exist.
We can relate this to so many things in life. Our body, our relationships, our work, our labels; Mother, Manager and so on…
We workout because we want to feel good and yes, look good.
However it is important to know that our body will never be perfect. Nor do we need it to be.
We must be happy with body and love ourselves now. Not next week when we loose weight or tone up.
Remember now is all we really have.
This week in my health coach studies, we were fortunate enough to have a lecture by Venus Williams, former world number 1 Tennis player, who now holds the ranking of world number 6.
She was so inspiring and shared many nuggets of wisdom.
It got me reading up about her, and that’s when I came across this ==> Venus Article from the New York Times, which is what prompted me to write this blog post.
“I’m always in search for perfection. If it’s not perfect, I’m back to the drawing board”. Pressed for her definition for perfect, she says with a cackle, “Well, the thing is, you never really reach perfect, so that’s why you always go back to practice”
There is a difference in striving to be our best all the time and trying to being perfect. It’s important to know the difference.
Have you or do you try to be perfect in any area of your life?
Can you maybe be a little gentler on yourself and or others around you?
If you do, will this help you to achieve or start something you were maybe holding off on until things were perfect?
Let me know your thoughts on this topic.
Thanks and as always stay strong from the inside out.