Do you look for the perfect food? exercise routine? man? woman? job? outfit? weight?
I do. I did.
You see throughout my life I have identified myself as a perfectionist. Someone who wants EVERYTHING perfect. I have been known to re-bake and decorate a cake because it wasn’t perfect. For shutting out a potentially great guy, because he wasn’t perfect and/or because I wasn’t in the perfect place in my life.
I have exhausted days at the office, when I was working, because the powerpoint wasn’t perfect. I can find fault in everything, including myself.
However, what I have come to realise is that you don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to eat perfectly. Exercise to the max level. Prove to everyone in your world around, especially if you blog, that you didn’t have that piece of cake….cause you were perfect.
Now, don’t get me wrong here, because I am not saying that you should throw it all into the wind in an attempt to be non-perfect focused.
One of the areas which I see this happening is within my friends and trying to find ‘THE ONE’! I am not even kidding when I say that the older (tear) I get the pressure is mounting for some people to find ‘THE ONE’! It’s all consuming for some people, the obsessive analysis of the interaction, physical stature, money in bank account, job, ability to make them laugh. It’s like each meeting in an interaction for the potential business transaction of marriage/babies kids. The ultimate thing, is that with this pressure comes 1. Friends only 2. Both men and women becoming increasingly jaded.
It’s exhausting to constantly try and shove people through little holes to see if they fit into what we have narrowly honed in as the PERFECT match.
The point in my bringing this up is because it goes beyond dating. It’s trying to find the perfect
- sex life
- financial portfolio
- health care plan
- EXERCISE ROUTINE
- EATING HABIT
The point is that in the need for perfection, you actually starve out your ability to live. Life isn’t meant to be a perfect balance all the time. Life is meant to be lived with the imperfections that are thrown at you.
So I say to you, go out and life your day today whilst embracing the imperfections. You’ll probably have a damn-near-perfect day!
Harnessing My Intuitive Self