Have you ever struggled with perfectionism?
I certainly have.
It’s kinda funny, last week this lady at work was getting on to me because apparently, I don’t pay enough attention to detail. I’m always misspelling something or leaving off an important person from an email or something like that.
It bothers her that I’m not perfect.
And what she doesn’t know is it bothers me too.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not super detail oriented when it comes to things that are not high on my priority list. I kinda have a no-big-deal attitude. And I’m not sure that’s a good thing… but whatever.
BUT when it comes to something I’m creating (painting, writing, singing, designing), it needs to be perfect. I have this idea that if I create something haphazardly, then it reflects poorly on me. So I’m quite particular, and things end up taking me ten times longer than they should to complete.
Anyway, what I’m getting as is, perfectionism kinda crushes our human spirit. It certainly doesn’t lead to contentment. If anything, it leads to just the opposite.
So this week, my friend Wendy over at The Gratefulist, is featuring me on her blog talking about this very thing: perfectionism. She’s doing a whole series on it, which you should definitely check out, but if you wanna read my interview you can find it here: How I Stopped Letting Perfectionism Hold Me Back.
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