Why You Insist on Perfectionism

Why You Insist on Perfectionism

It takes something to be vulnerable and authentic. To set aside your insecurities – even own up to them – to create a connection with others. But the results are always worth it.

In this video, I show up authentically. No filters. No music. No sound effects. Double chin and all (mostly because I’m bulking right now – expect that to go way soon). I admit to my own insecurities. And I share about the root of perfectionism, how perfectionism can ruin your creativity, why perfectionism is your own standard, and the impact of insisting on perfectionism.

Video Highlights:

  • 00:00 – Why do you insist on perfection?
  • 00:57 – I’m insecure just as you are
  • 01:20 – Perfectionism is stopping you from being all you could be
  • 01:51 – Perfectionism is ruining your creativity
  • 03:10 – Perfectionism is a standard
  • 04:44 – The impact of insecurity
  • 05:39 – If you want to be prolific, don’t insist on perfection
  • 06:15 – The risk of being the linchpin
  • 07:00 – You are unique
  • 08:38 – Closing thoughts
Stop Trying to Make the Perfect Choice

Stop Trying to Make the Perfect Choice

In everything we do, we strive to make the “right” choice at minimum, and the “perfect” choice where possible.

Whether it’s choosing a passion, business idea or niche, significant other, or even something as trivial as what to watch next on Netflix, we feel the pressure to choose well.

This tends to steal our joy in the shorter and longer term.

In the short term, we end up focusing on all the other choices we could have made. And we tend go back on our choices relatively quickly.

In the long term, we go back to the moment of decision, wondering what it would have been like to choose a different path, assuming that another path would have been better by comparison.

Where there is the incessant pressure to make the perfect decision, expect unhappiness.

Why? Because you’re expecting perfection. So, you’re not willing to accept anything other than what you would consider perfect – from yourself and from others. As result, you will feel like a failure every time you fail to make a perfect decision.

People who commit to the choices they make are happier because they don’t constantly second guess themselves. They understand that life won’t be “perfect” under any circumstances. They can see that the abundance of options isn’t going to make one iota of difference to their happiness.

And don’t forget, perfect is only an opinion, and everyone has their own.

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