Battling Perfectionism with ‘Good Enough’

Once again I’m fighting this battle with fear, perfectionism and shame. I can’t write about this or that because I’m afraid it won’t be good enough or it won’t resonate with my readers. Why am I writing anyway? Who even wants to read my blog? I’ve already highlighted my desire to overcome perfectionism and the ‘how-to’s I employed to defeat perfectionism. One of the ‘how-tos’ is really to just go for it, because you will never be ready and your preparations will never be 100% perfect. If you are a perfectionist, realise that perfection is a fallacy, and just go for the best that you can give on the day in that moment during whatever time period you have to complete a task or live life. Fear and perfectionism are crippling. And so is shame. And they are all emotions based on your expectation of the opinions of others who often don’t matter anyway!

perfectprotest-brene-brownBrené Brown in her book, ‘Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead’ talks about the cure or self-help tool for overcoming shame being vulnerability. Continue reading “Battling Perfectionism with ‘Good Enough’”