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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Last Place

I came across this quote the other day and it really made me think. 
Often I find a strong desire to be first, best, perfect. When it doesn't happen I become crushed (think tears, hyperventilation, shutting down) and it's awful. 


When or how did I become so obsessed with being the best? Why aren't I content with doing my best? 

After spending a few minutes to think about it, I realized that I have fallen into the trap that is effortless perfection. A strong desire to always be on top of things while appearing to do it effortlessly. 

Do you know woman who seems to just have it all together? Does that make you think she can do anything without effort? If you answered yes to those questions - you've also fallen into the trap. While it's not the end of the world - it definitely skews the way we view ourselves and others. This burning desire to always be perfect for other people leaves no room for mistakes or bad days and instead creates stress and meltdowns. 

For myself - I'm slowly warming up to the idea that I can't be everything to everyone AND that my best is good enough. 


Do you struggle with needing to be perfect?


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2 comments:

  1. I have exactly the same problem - if I'm not the best then I get really annoyed with myself and like I've let everyone down - and it's only me putting that much pressure on myself - it's silly! I love this quote - it's now my new favourite :)

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  2. I've definitely felt like that before. Remember, it's okay to cut yourself slack sometimes. You are awesome, just the way you are including your flaws!

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