Perfectionist or insane?

Last Update: November 28, 2016

Okay, now please tell me that I am not the only one. I am my worst enemy. Nothing, is ever good enough that I do or I am never 100% happy with it. I guess being a perfectionist is literally, STUPID!!!! Because nobody or nothing is perfect. So, exactly what am I striving to be then less than perfect, because that is what I can only be. It is like being on a damn merry-go-round that never stops. I want perfection, but perfection is impossible because I was always taught that nobody or nothing is perfect, except for God. Now, here is my question who says I can't have perfection in my work? Or your work? Yes, I am not perfect and oooh, far from it :) But what I do and create, that can be perfect, can't it. I would love your comments on this. THANK-YOU FOR READING, COMMUNITY, PLEASE COME AGAIN :)

Carol

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wardchambre Premium
This is such a great question. Of course, we all want our work to be good. But there are problems with perfect. 1. When is something perfect? 2. To who is it perfect? 3. Many people beat themselves up if they perceive their work not to be perfect which affects their confidence and self-worth. There is a great book called the gift of imperfection by Berne Brown. She is a shame and vulnerability researcher. She also has a Ted Talk.I hope this can be of some help. Karen
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CarolE1 Premium
Hi Karen, thanks for your response. Yes, who says if something is perfect or not, thanks for the book, also :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Carol, we can make real inroads by following our passion, so why not go for it.
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CarolE1 Premium
YES!!!!!!!!
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CarolE1 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Tosh and reading, as well. I agree I think you should want perfection and I always knew I was a little insane :)
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KeithMaki Premium
Perfection is a hard to attain goal and is the opinion of the beholder. I may think something is perfect and you disagree so is it perfect or not...
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CarolE1 Premium
Yes, that is the question, who makes the final decision if it's perfect? Thanks for sharing, Keith.
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Toshmack Premium
I like perfection, to be honest, so I think that says it all for me and if its classed as insane, then that's me lol
Cheers and thanks for the share, Tosh :)
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