Would you allow yourself to be happy without being perfect? I did, and this was another secret which enabled me to make my dream come true.
In order to beat my relentless trials to be perfect I read a book called ‘Be happy without being perfect’ which I highly recommend for perfectionists. The 5 following steps will allow you to defeat this mental thief:
1- Change your mindset.
Only GOD is perfect. All human beings have flows and this is a secret behind their beauty. It’s an evidence that they are humans.
2- Reflect on the impact of perfectionism on your past.
Think of the many times you didn’t take actions and the many chances you turned down because you thought the outcome won’t be perfect. Why befriending perfectionism? He’s limiting you.
3- Study the examples of successful people.
Observe their simple beginnings. They weren’t perfect. Any work of art, any product, any project they produced still have areas for improvement. Nothing in life is perfect so why chasing an illusion?
4- Aim for progress.
Replace your unrealistic goal of ‘being perfect’ with a realist one of ‘doing progress’. Put serious effort to do things properly. Ask for feedback from your family, friends and people who have dreams like yours. Consider their feedback and develop.
5- Stop being selfish.
Playing little and not chasing your dreams is a selfish act. You were given gifts to use them for the best of others. Waiting to be perfect and depriving people from what you can share with them is negatively affecting them and the world.
Change your lens, change your life. Perfectionism is a robber, is mental disease. You will make big things the moment you win your battle over him.