Are you doing the best you can right now? If the answer is yes, then you have nothing to worry about. Growing up were you one of the kids whose parents accepted their grades if you did the best you could or the one whose parents expected perfection?
Perfection is a challenging trait to overcome. It could have been ingrained in us by our parents or something we learned. Either way striving to be perfect can prevent us from thriving in challenging circumstances. Perfection can never be obtained. Human beings aren’t perfect. We’re flawed. We have problems. It’s our problems that teach us on this journey called life.
You could wake up in the morning and your plans could be completely blown apart by 9 am. I’ve been there. I bet you have too. Things don’t always work out as we have planned. Life can get in the way. But, it’s ok. Give yourself permission to say it’s ok. If you did your best, then it’s ok.
For most of my life, I strove for perfection. What did it get me? I was never truly happy with myself. I wanted to be better. I would question everything that happened. While I still do these things, my motive has shifted. I want them to learn more. I want to see myself grow. I no longer want to use it as a mask for what others see. However, I also know this is a process and I can’t change comfortably overnight. The first thing I had to learn was that I was doing the best I could and to learn to be ok with that way of thinking. It took me time. I’m still a work in progress, but I’m doing the best I can.
As a result, my self-confidence has gone up. I feel better myself. I’ve tried things I never thought I would. I’ve learned to care less about what others think of me. I’ve given myself permission to do the best I can. That’s the best thing somedays that any of us can do.
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