Happy Monday BEautiful BEings!
Set a strong mind focused on the greatness that you will you produce today and this week both in your professional and personal life. Make an effort to not be concerned with what others are doing because when you do, you lose focus of your own path. Striving to be better everyday is healthier than striving to be perfect because perfection is an indication that you are wrapped up in how others view you. Guess what, they'll talk if you fail, and they'll talk if you succeed. They'll comment that you are not good enough, and when you're better, they'll comment that you think you're too good. You must live to be your best, fulfill your purpose, give something back to the world and live happily. Living a life to please others leads you on a road of damnation. No matter who you manage, who looks up to you, or who you're trying to impress, perfection is unattainable. When we are open to the idea of perfection, we are not only more likely to judge ourselves but also others who don't fit such requirements in our heads, whether expressed or kept to ourselves.
Pushing ourselves and others to do and be better is one thing, but judging effort according to what we think should be is not objective, healthy, or a reflection of self love.
Life does not always happen how we want it, and just because thats the nature of things, when it seems like we fall short, we should not damn ourselves. Typically the stress and anxiety that's caused by a desire to be perfect comes from a place of pleasing others or proving others wrong. It can be rooted in the naysayers or doubters in your past or present. It could be rooted in the parent that neglected you. It could even be rooted in the woman or man that left you because of what you didn't have at the time of separation. Very often, it may be to uphold pride in honor of family, culture, community or another emotional cause. Just know that as you continue to excel, if perfectionism is the goal, you will never be satisfied with your life. In your career, relationships, aesthetics, spirituality, knowledge, parenting or whatever it may be, there is nothing more perfect than whatever exists at the moment. Striving to be better is measurable; striving to be perfect is unhealthy and a waste of energy, and for some, a waste of money.
Love yourself enough to know that you are enough at every moment, and if you just focus on becoming better or stronger at whatever you are focused on, that is enough.
Written by: Tiffany W.