The Ultimate Perfection.
This is How I Achieve Perfection in Whatever I do.
👋 Hey Friends,
Many people I have worked with wanted to be perfect.
No, there’s nothing wrong with being perfect.
However, in reality, many people link validity and self-esteem with achieving perfection.
For them, attaining perfection means they are good and “worthy” human beings.
If they "fail," they are “less” than those who have managed to reach that level of perfection.
This kind of thinking makes me sad.
I don’t like to think that way.
Because perfection is “subjective.”
There’s always someone who is “more perfect.”
“Perfection” can not be achieved, so setting such a goal is not just foolish but also counterproductive.
What should we do then?
A better way is to aim for excellence in whatever you want to be perfect in.
Instead of aiming for perfection, set a goal to beat “your own previous record.”
You focus on doing a little better than what you did before.
I like this approach.
You set the standard for yourself and strive to get better every day.
Even if you improve your skill level by just .5% each week, you'll have made significant progress by the end of the year.
When you achieve a personal record, it's a victory that is entirely yours.
It has more meaning to you.
You're not trying to impress anyone.
You’re trying to impress yourself, which is better than seeking validation from others.
So, in anything that you want to be perfect at, focus on breaking your personal record instead of pursuing perfection.
It's more satisfying, achievable, and has a strong chance of making you “perfect” for real in the long run.
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“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― J.K. Rowling
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