"Healthy Perfectionist" Is Not An Oxymoron
Remember you don’t need to be perfect in everything you do in life
When I was young, I was a competitive and scholastic student. My goal was to get an A in every class, both in high school and college. I’d drop a class if it looked as though I wouldn’t get an A. In the end, it was my statistics grade that took me down a notch and taught me there’s no such thing as perfection.
Thanks to statistics, I did not graduate with a 4.0 grade average. However, for years I still pursued my quest for perfection, only by then it had spilled into other areas of my life. The perfect hostess, impeccable dresser, superb cook, successful professional, excellent—well, you get the idea.
In the continual pursuit of perfection, I set high goals and beat myself up when I failed to meet the mark. The verbal attacks I’ve unleashed upon myself would be categorized as emotional abuse if they were inflicted by a parent!
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