One Critical Step to Overcoming Perfectionism

2020 has not been perfect. No year has ever been. & guess what:

You & 2021 Won’t Be Perfect (either)

Woosah, let that pressure to get everything just right fall off of you. I fully support “we the people” having vision and New Year’s Resolutions, but let’s not get too disillusioned. Instead of working tirelessly to perfect everything – commit to choosing:

Progress OVER Perfection

Choosing progress over perfection has shifted my perspective on life endeavors greatly. All we have to do is work to move the needle in whatever area we want to level up in. 

Around Thanksgiving, I literally picked up needles & started a knitting project. Every other day or so – I would focus on it. I wasn’t rushing to execute the vision. I simply wanted to make progress. That progress led to momentum. That momentum led to completion. I made mistakes along the way – had to unravel some rows. Instead of throwing up my hands and giving up – I took deep breaths, spoke kindly to myself,  took a break, and returned to make more progress. Sometimes that progress looked like learning how to recover from a blunder. Those moments of embracing imperfections create one of a kind masterpieces.

Bottom Line: Be kind to yourself, you don’t need to go from 0 to 100 overnight. Keeping up with those around you and the world – is overrated. We can go knit by knit – purl by purl . That is a significant accomplishment. We can go row by row – that is a significant accomplishment. We can put whatever it is that we are pursuing down for a few days to refresh our minds & pick right back up where we left off.

Here are a few progression photos of my knitting project:

Early Stages.
Blunder – half way through. My yarn started to unravel – I almost did too!
Pushed through.
Completion.

Happy New Year!

Lonisa

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