Perfectionism gets a bad rap! As an evolving perfectionist I know firsthand the benefits in the pursuit of perfection as well as the real risk of not appreciating the scenery because you're so fixated on one ideal spot. There is a distinct difference between obsessing about details and an authentic commitment to quality. You invest so much time in "work" whether for your own business or your employer's, of course you want to feel proud of what you produce. Well getting to that place of pride takes effort. It would be like saying you don't mind hitting the gym 3 hours, five days a week only to have to the same weight or physique. That would be ludicrous and pretending you don't want to be perfect at anything is just as silly. In this week's Sun-day design I want you to find the plus side of perfection by redefining what perfection means for you.
Think of something in your life that you love and strive to be an expert in. This is very often your career, favorite hobby, or unique talent or gift you have. It my also be a significant role you play as a partner, partner or colleague. area of life you want to not only want improve. Based on where you are now what would make this week perfect in that area for you? For example, what would perfection look like for you as you build your career? One of my favorite inspirations is Shaun T, even as a top fitness expert he is always define what perfection means to him, and as a result pushing his business and his body further.
Let's look at an area I'm working on - being a great mother. What makes a perfect mother? Well when I ask my son he wants a mother is supportive, compassionate, loving and kind. The great thing is these same qualities will help me become an even better coach. The pursuit of perfection has its benefits.
When you work to perfect your thinking, your words or your craft you inevitably invest in designing you. Even if the bar is obscurely set beyond reach the journey nonetheless can make you a better pilot navigating through your beautiful life. So for which are of life are you redefining perfection - money, relationships, career? Leave a post and share your path to perfection.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.