Today on Qualitative Speaking:How to Overcome Perfectionism!

Be honest: have you ever met a perfectionist who was truly happy? No, because when things must always be a certain way, life becomes miserable because its constantly changing. As soon as you solve one problem, another comes along. Instead of dwelling on their blessings and being grateful, perfectionist focus on what's wrong and why they need to fix it. It may be a job they did that was less than perfect, a few pounds they need to lose, or even a disorganized wardrobe. Or it could be someone else's imperfections: the way they live their life, how they behave, or the way they look.
Constantly dwelling on flaws, your own or someone else's makes it impossible to be grateful, and gratitude is at the core of happiness. Now let's be clear, we are not talking about striving to do better. That's a good thing. We're talking about obsessing over what's wrong. There will always be a better way to do something, but that dose'nt mean you can't enjoy life the way it is right now.
So what's the cure? Catch yourself before you fall into the trap of insisting that things should be different from how they are. Stop and remind yourself that, in the absence of your judgment, everything will work out just fine.
(Excerpts from The Word for Today).


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