I’m a planned out sort of guy. I love it when things are perfect. My stuff are organised like a library. All my stuff is strategically placed. Even the files in my laptop. I hate clutter and chaos.
In all my projects I want it to be the very best. I feel like if I'm giving it my all, if I’m not giving enough, and if it’s not the best then never mind. When it came to group projects, when my group mates can’t follow what I said to the T then in the next time around I’d rather do it myself. I became this person who would rather do things on his own and make it exactly as he had in mind rather than to work with people that would have a higher risk of making the idea imperfect. It became lonely. I was incredibly stressed. I aimed for my expectations only to fail at it time and time again.
I started reevaluating my point of view on perfectionism. I took a closer look at how this world works around perfectionism. Then it hit me. NOTHING IS PERFECT.
So I had to change my mind. I still wanted things to be the best they could be. I wanted my projects to be done in excellence. I wanted myself to be excellent. But how?
Four things I learned:
- Strive for perfection, but don’t expect the results to be perfect.
- Things will never be perfect, live with it.
- Imperfection makes you grow.
- Aiming for perfection forces you to be even better than before.
So aim for perfection, but don’t expect to hit that bullseye.
What are your thoughts on perfection?