In the manual I take my clients through there is a chart to rate yourself from 1 to 10 (10 being always, 1 never) concerning certain tasks, such as do you keep agreements with other people, do you keep them with yourself, or how easily you can admit to making a bad call.
My client admitted to not having any 10s checked. I on the other hand when performing this exercise for the first time had a couple of 10s; valuing what others bring to the table and how much room my friends or teammates have to vent or give honest feedback.
“On the belief that a 10 is a perfect score,” I asked my client, “do you consider yourself to be perfect?”
“Oh no,” was the response. “But I do expect perfection.”
Then the thought hit me which I shared. Why do we expect perfection of ourselves when we believe we are imperfect?
You want to write the perfect blog post. You want to bake the perfect cake. You want to ace that test. You want to be the perfect parent, spouse, teacher… However, if you are not perfect, how can complete a task perfectly?
The awareness of being in integrity with yourself, being aligned with your thoughts and actions, doing what you love, working what makes you happy, all the while within integrity, you don’t need to be perfect… you just need to do. While doing anything with your heart, from your heart, you will surely succeed.
How do you feel about being a perfectionist, yet don’t consider yourself perfect? Or perhaps you do. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
To your success,
“We know we have integrity when we have peace of mind.” ~Marcia Wieder
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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