Understanding that your work and performance level does not define you is a great step in the right direction. If this type of thinking has been a pattern for you, it can be a little harder to break. But remember that your self worth and importance as a person has nothing to do with how perfect you are, or how well done your work is. As humans,we all fail sometimes. We all struggle, and it is a great thing to want to do well in everything you do. But taking a step back to remember that your work does not define you might be helpful in giving yourself some space to succeed in a healthy way. :)
To stop thinking your work always has to be perfect you should think about other people's work. There is always something that is really good but it always has a little mistake, but that doesn't stop it from being good. Think of your favorite movie, your favorite book, or your favorite show. At one point there was something you didn't like but that didn't stop you from being a fan.
By not caring as much. But letting go and letting things be as they are. When we want things to be perfect (perfect doesn't exists) it's from an inner place of seeking control of things. and more than that, trying to be perfect is avoiding what may happen if we arent perfect. I know this, because I've lived it. My perfectionist paralyses me. It's very hard. but I need to learn to let go, be responsible and trust the process. May the same be true for you.
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June 6th, 2015 5:05pm
Just relax. Things are usually easier than they seem to be. And think, what 'perfection' actually is. Is there such thing? Ask your friends about it, you will see that everybody has a different definition. And, again, just relax.