Everyone wants to get ahead in the world and that is a reality. There are some people that starve for fame, a bigger office or a lot more money. All of this is amazing, but if you are a “#perfectionist” it can cause a lot of #stress.
People make mistakes and not being perfect is actually good for you. When you are actively focusing on these 15+ good things about not being perfect, things will fall into place.
🌸#Selfesteem will rise when you are not constantly battling to ensure your performance is always #perfect.
🌸You’ll be able to grow. Perfection is static, as is the obsessive pursuit of it. If you stay in one place, how can you grow your career?
🌸Your performance in the things that you embark on the show dramatic improvement when you are not pressured.
🌸It helps you accept change more easily. You can’t effectively field change when dogged by perfectionism. Sometimes we don’t know the best way to approach a new situation, and we just have to move.
🌸It sets boundaries on what you shouldn’t do. Refusing perfection lets you say “no” to things you don’t have time for.
🌸Being critical of others will decrease as we no longer will be picking at any shortcomings they may have.
🌸Everyone likes a more #relaxed person.
🌸The ability to #sayno will come easier allowing you to focus on the things that you feel are important and valuable.
🌸You can’t control other people’s #imperfections. While you can encourage team members to push themselves toward greater performance, you can’t force them to do anything if they don’t want to.
🌸You will be able to delegate the small tasks that are capable of being done by others yet still remain in control of the project at hand.
🌸Changing #goals in life will become more easily attainable.
🌸You will be able to focus more on the #accomplishments that you have already succeeded during the week, month, year and see that just because you are #notperfect does not mean you are not a viable contributing member of your team and organisation.
🌸You’ll feel better. Seeking perfection stresses you out. Stress can contribute to or cause insomnia, #depression, and a myriad of physical problems, from ulcers to high blood pressure.
🌸You’ll have more time for other things. Accepting the reality of imperfection frees up time you can spend on other projects, or on the “life” part of your #worklifebalance.
🌸You’ll be happier. If you stop obsessing, you’ll enjoy your life and job more. The same is true of your team — if you don’t push them too hard, they’ll find it easier to maximise their ROI and productivity. #behappy
🌸You don’t worry about making a mistake. You can account for the expected only up to a point, so what’s the point of angsting over what might happen? Persian rug weavers once used an interesting trick for accepting imperfection: they deliberately introduced a minor error into their work. That way, they knew the rug wasn’t perfect and wouldn’t offend God by trying to make it so. Many of us are always happy with the first scratch on a new car, so we don’t have to worry about parking it as much.
🌸It helps you realise life itself isn’t perfect. How could it be? You’re fighting a universe full of chaos. Every time you edit a manuscript, you risk introducing new errors. Your best programmer may get sick in the middle of a project. A tornado might destroy your office. Control what you can and accept the rest, or risk exploding from sheer #frustration.
Only you have the power to change. Eliminating the “need” to be perfect all of the time will raise your #selfesteem, give you more time, hold others accountable and allow you to shed those unrealistic #goals to help make you a kinder all around person.
READ NEXT: 5 THINGS THAT WASTE YOUR TIME AND LIFE.