Worst thing about being a perfectionist...

Updated: Feb 26, 2019

I am a recovering perfectionist.

And I struggle with it daily.

Things are never quite good enough.

I’m the person who will freeze in my tracks and quit because it’s not exactly how I want it to be.

I’m the person who would crinkle up 40 sheets of paper before even getting past writing my name, because it wasn’t good enough.

I’m the person who could have thriving businesses but be hard on myself because it could be better.

It’s been one of those years where I had some incredible things working in my favor and I let it all go because I thought I wasn’t exactly as I had envisioned or I thought it was the wrong timing.

What is perfect, anyways? What is perfect timing? How can be expect business/life/relationships to be perfect?

In my daily devotions and prayer, along with the mentors I work closely with in business, I keep hearing the same thing over and over again.

“Becky, if you can be consistent, if you can be faithful, and if you can stop trying to control everything, your time will come.”

It’s really, really hard to trust a process so completely and wholeheartedly that you give up your perfectionist tendencies and control.

But I’m learning - and every single day I have to remind myself - that the more I complain about circumstances, make excuses, and quit because things aren’t moving as fast as I like or aren’t as perfect as I want, I’m only hurting myself.

I’ve had big dreams since as young as I can remember. It’s something I’ve carried with me and I’ve struggled often wondering why I have these dreams if they aren’t coming to fruition. But here is where I believe it comes back to that message of faith and consistency I keep hearing over and over again.

When God sees you doing your part, developing what He has given you, then He will do His part and open doors that no man can shut.

When God sees you doing your part, developing what He has given you, then He will do His part and open doors that no man can shut.

Quitting because the situation/experience/whatever is no longer an option. If I am/we are going to quit anything, it’s the negative self talk, sabotaging our own success, and making excuses to provide an easy out when things aren’t perfect.

I’m reminded of a recent sermon my pastor spoke about gratitude. Honestly, if we can flip our thoughts from “I’m not doing this right” to “I’m thankful for the opportunity to do this” we are going to do great things because it’s from a place of thanks and gratitude to Him for our blessings, and in turn, we will be blessed even more.


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