Perfection . . . the Taskmaster

Sexy Dominant Woman In Hat And Whip Showing No TalkHave you ever tried to live a perfect life – having to have everything just so . . . work, business, and life.  Yeah, I know that life; it’s quite laborious.

The problem with perfection is that it inhibits;

  • causes you not to explore;

  • causes you not move forward;

  • causes you to over-analyze; and

  • sets up an unfounded standard of symmetry.

When perfection is in charge, it takes you forever to get everything done – having to have every “I” dotted and every “T” crossed before you can move forward.

It forces you to live up to an unrealistic image . . . you can’t breathe when perfection is in charge.

I found when I dropped perfection or perfection let go of me, I felt light and I was able to be transparent. (This was another part of my healing — see God’s Whispers.)

It afforded me a new relationship with my daughters because now I was a real person that they could related to and share with — no longer was I one to look over my virtual glasses in judgment – what a turnaround!

little colorFrom the largest to the smallest detail, letting go of perfection makes a difference.  With perfection, I would never have been able to have my nails done this way – because the ‘confetti’ is out of place – it’s not the same as the other nails.

But, you know what, I laughed and laughed and laughed throughout the week as I looked at the nails that weren’t the same.  Having something different was fun, but would normally have been out of place for me.  I was glad to see how far I had come – in even a small thing like nails – the color is a whole different story for another time.

Guess what? Perfection still tries to rear its head.  If it had won, I wouldn’t have posted the nail pic because my hands are not lotioned!

Decide today “I won’t bow another day to Perfection.”  Perfection, you’re fired!

One Comment

  1. So true, I’m in recovery.

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