It’s not about being “perfect”
It’s about bringing your best effort day in and day out.
That’s what makes the difference. That’s what brings results and where transformation occurs!
So I’m here to tell you…
Stop chasing perfection (you’ll never achieve it). Instead, focus on small changes over time and ultimately change is inevitable.
To be honest with you, here’s my confession…
I’ve been a perfectionist for most of my life. Always trying to be “the best of the best” and never being good enough according to my standards;
- Waking up every morning and feeling disgusted just because I didn’t have the body of a fitness magazine cover model.
- Not achieving the results I wanted in the gym due to lack of patience and long term adherence.
- Approaching life with an all or nothing mentality.
To tell you the truth, body image is something that I’m very subconscious about.
In fact, the first thing I do every morning upon waking is to measure my bodyweight, body fat percentage, and muscle mass using my digital scale.
Therefore, you can say that I am a recovering perfectionist. I adopted a code instead, “give your best and let go of the rest”.
This code has truly changed my overall quality of life in ways that I could have never imagined. If you’re stuck in that same role I was, believe me, I know what it feels like. Good news is, there is a bright light ahead of the tunnel.
When you put in the effort to become the best version of you each and every day nothing else truly matters. It does not matter if the effort is focused around your health, your job, your relationships, or your beliefs.
Because guess what? At the end of the day, you will always have something to be grateful for and perfectionism will no longer be your barrier.
Now you might say…
Well, isn’t being perfect a good thing? Not really to be honest. In fact, most of the time it does more harm than good.
Think about this for a second…
How many times in your life have you set your goals and/or standards so high (to the point of perfectionism) and actually achieved desired results? My guess would probably be ZERO.
When we break down our goals into specific small attainable objectives it becomes much easier. Now, all we have to do is execute those objectives step by step giving our best effort. It will only be a matter of time before transformation happens.
You might have heard that saying, “hard work beats talent” right? Well, I truly believe that effort works in a similar way with perfectionism. If you have a strong “why” with the effort to back it up there’s nothing there to stop you.
So I want you to make yourself a commitment…
Next time you feel frustrated or discouraged because you did not get the “perfect” results or you did not achieve your high expectations just tell yourself this, “I did my best and that’s all that matters”.
Imperfect actions ALWAYS beat no action at all.
Today, take this home message… (#3 is my favorite)
- Focus on small consistent growth and effort.
- Treat yourself with love and appreciate how far you’ve come.
- Forget being perfect!
- Stop worrying so much on minor details that do not play a big role in the long-run and watch how your body/life will transform in front of your eyes.
Let me ask you this…
Do you feel like perfection is holding you back from your true potential?
If so, let me know down below and share with someone who might need to see this!
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