Between you and the person you want to be stands a mighty obstacle—self imposed perfectionism. Perfectionism is the enemy of relatability. Being real, raw, vulnerable, flawed, still struggling, weird, off center, haven't figured it out is way more interesting than perfect. Perfectionism is a way to excuse ourselves of knowing what our true potential and limitations are. If we don't finish anything then no one can judge us. Perfectionism prevents us from learning. We only truly learn when we try and apply ourselves to something we've not done before. Being new at something brings a level of discomfort, fear and failure. But you already know this. If we change the narrative that failure is good—a crucial part of growth and learning, then the grip of perfectionism will loosen. If we do this consistently, we will be free.
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