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Striving for Perfection
Hey there! I hope you guys have been having a great week! I have had a good, but busy and productive week. I have been working on a bunch of stuff this week, but it all has been super exciting! Some I can say, others I am keeping to myself, but will say eventually (I know, I'm leaving you with a cliffhanger). I hope you guys have been grinding it out and working on improving yourself!
Something I was thinking about this week was striving for perfection and the pros and cons of it. Perfection is something that I think can be a good thing and easily a bad thing. Perfection is something that as humans we are unable to reach, but it is also one of those things that I strive for. The way that I look at perfection is that you should always be trying your best in whatever you are attempting to achieve. While that can be draining on some levels, trying your best is one of those things that I think you should always do. Whenever you don't try your best in something, you don't get the results that you want or know that you could do.
Now, while I say you should strive for perfection, you should also not expect it. I know that is contradicting, but here is what I mean about that. You should try to get it perfect, but you should also allow yourself mistakes. Sometimes when you strive to be perfect too much, you end up handicapping yourself and not accomplishing what you set out to be. You try to build an app or create a logo and you think that it isn't good enough. Eventually, you just keep redoing it and redoing it because you want it to be perfect and you just never release it. This is where perfection starts to become a handicap.
Besides that, there is also the idea that you start to beat yourself up for making mistakes. Mistakes are good. Mistakes are when you learn and without them, then you wouldn't ever learn and become better. Not only will giving yourself some leeway here so that you can learn to help you, but it will help your self-esteem as well. I won't lie. Sometimes when I make mistakes, I beat myself up, but I have to also remind myself multiple times that I am allowed to make mistakes. This helps keep me grounded.
With this mentality and idea, you are allowing yourself to grow and become a better individual while also striving to do the best that you possibly can. What do you think? Do you agree? Feel free to reach out to let me know your thoughts!
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