The truth is...trying to be perfect all the time is actually super toxic. I know because I spent most of my life trying to be perfect.
• I studied like crazy so I could get straight A's and get into the best school. (But..I still never felt smart enough.)
• I went on a zillion diets in an attempt to have a "perfect body." (But..I still never felt pretty enough.)
• I avoided dating, so I never had to deal with a breakup. (But...I still felt so sad and alone.)
It was exhausting. And TBH, I was miserable.
👉It wasn't until my mom passed away in 2015 that I realized that no matter how hard I tried to control it, life was never going to be perfect.
And actually, the harder I tried to be perfect, the unhappier I was.
The reality is - being a perfectionist is like putting yourself in your own personal jail. We are so afraid of not being perfect that we actually keep ourselves stuck - unable to grow personally or professionally.
But when we give realize that being perfect is just an illusion - the possibilities are endless.
So do me a favor - stop trying to make everything perfect. Instead, shoot for progress and see how it goes. I promise it's worth it. ...