The need to be ‘perfect’.
What the heck drives that anyways?
Comparison? So you can do _______ as good as ______ can?
Ego? So you can ‘be the best’?
Competition? So that dad/mom/teacher will ‘like’ you more?
Self-Worth? If I can’t _________ then I must not be ____________.
Are there things in your life you are waiting to do because you can’t do them ‘perfectly’? Are you holding back on passions stirring within you because you think your current efforts won’t propel you to the top?
There is no doubt that we squash our own talents and God-given abilities for many reasons, but our fear of not being good enough probably ranks pretty highly up there….why put out any effort if it doesn’t have an appreciable reward, right?
As I sit in my studio, cutting without a plan; creating without a clear vision, I spend a whole-lotta-time critiquing my own work….is this even good enough to show anyone?
What actual use will this _________ have anyways?
Who would want to use it / display it?
I’ve been pondering lately how this is a metaphor for so many things in our life.
To how many things do we say :
“I’m not going to _______________ until I _______________.”
“I can’t ____________ because I don’t __________________.”
“There’s no point in me ___________________ because ______________is better at it anyways”
See yourself in any of those statements?….
If you do, here’s a new truth to say to yourself in it’s place.
“I’m going to start by ____________________. Today is only one small part in where this journey will lead. I don’t know what the end of this road looks like, but I have today. I have the creativity to dream, I have the heart to love, I have the hands to create, and the body to move, TODAY.”
Comment anonymously if you’d like but I’d love to hear what things you have been holding back on doing…..
…cooking?…painting?…singing? …. dancing? …getting your driver’s license?
…teaching your kids to ______________?….exercising?…..writing?
….starting a business? …..writing a book? …..just getting out of bed today?
I’d love to encourage you if you see any of yourself in this post. Let’s move along this trail together…let’s bust down some fake fences that we’ve called PERFECTION and move forward!
Join me: I’m