Striving to do your very best is admirable and an incredibly great quality we want to see in our family, friends, coworkers and, surely, ourselves. However, trying to be perfect is a far cry from working hard to do your best.
Go at all your endeavors with optimism and give it your all–but don’t try to be perfect.
There is no such thing as perfection. It’s a moving target. What’s perfect to me may be quite off the mark for you. Trying to be perfect all the time is a setup for failure. And, let’s be honest…it’s EXHAUSTING.
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People who are always looking to be perfect see the world as right or wrong, black or white, yes or no. There is no middle ground, no place for compromise. It’s a grueling lifestyle for certain, especially when you realize you’ll never, ever win at the game of perfection. Try as hard as you want; you’ll be forever spinning your wheels while those around you do their best, understand their limits and strive for the best they can be.
The truth is, trying to always be perfect–whether it means getting straight As, losing weight fast, being obsessed with working out, impressing your boss, etc.–will put heavy strain on your psyche. These efforts, according to the medical community, usually lead to feelings of not being good enough. Your self esteem suffers greatly and your mental health takes a toll.
Depression and anxiety, anyone? If you are someone who is always trying to live up to the expectations of others, especially completely unrealistic expectations, you are likely quite familiar with mental health challenges.
Give yourself a break already! If you needed someone to say that to you, there you go! I said it! Take a step back. Ask for help and don’t be afraid to take it when it’s offered.
For example, are work tasks piling up around you? Every time you cross something off of your “to do” list, do more things get added?
Why not outsource some of those tasks to a virtual assistant who can do the time-consuming projects–like formatting documents, setting up Powerpoints, following up with leads and general bookkeeping activities.
There are so many things a virtual assistant can do. Will they do it as well as you could, if you had all the time in the world to do everything you ever wanted to do? Maybe not. But if you are able to take one deep breath for every task crossed off your never-ending list of to-dos, you’ll feel a whole lot better about life in general.