So this is just a quick post to share something I’ve been doing that might help you if you have any kind of struggle with perfectionism. If you ever get the feeling that if you can’t do something perfectly it’s not worth doing at all.
I’m an ‘all or nothing’ person. If you struggle with this stuff, chances are you are too. And while that expression is often used as something positive, I don’t really think it is.
I really, really struggle to keep doing something once I have a blemish on my perfect record.
I’m either going to the gym every single day or not at all. I’m either totally obsessed with eating healthy food or I’m not at all. I swing from all to nothing to all to nothing. I can’t deal with obstacles. I can’t deal with real life.
I think that being able to keep going in circumstances that aren’t ideal is SO underrated. I mean, it’s great that you can do something perfectly in perfect conditions, a lot of people can’t. But can you keep going when an obstacle comes up? When something unexpected happens?
Can you keep going in circumstances that aren’t ideal?
Once I realised I couldn’t, I started thinking about how I could get a little better at persevering. And I found my answer.