Because it does not exist!
We have been raised in a way that makes us feel good to think that we should aim for perfection! Because it makes us type A people! Achievers! But being an ‘achiever’ doesn’t necessarily mean you are aiming for the right goal and/or that you are fulfilled by achieving your goals. Moreover, let me make an important distinction between aiming for perfection and dreaming big.
Looking to be perfect is a recipe for feeling like a failure. The reason is simple: since perfection does not exist, you can’t reach it! Therefore, you cannot be satisfied and, more importantly, fulfilled and juiced up for living fully and completely your life! You then have to work very hard – you have to fight even to be the ‘perfect’ person you think you should be, doing the ‘perfect’ things you think you should do.
On the other hand, having high standards can support your growth as a human being as you are consistently looking for ways to reach and even surpass your goals. Dreaming big pulls you upward, it ignites your creativity. Wanting to be perfect destroys it!
In other words, by trying to achieve perfection, you are leaving out countless possibilities! Many, bigger and more fulfilling than your view of perfection!
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