7 January 2020

Why You Shouldn't Strive For Perfection

There is no such thing as being perfect. We all know this, but most of us are still stuck in the same old thoughts of wanting to achieve perfection. Friendly reminder: life is great because of its imperfections & so are you! These are some of my favourite articles which will help to convince you of why you shouldn't strive for perfection.

7 Reasons It's OK You're Not Perfect - Career Girl Daily 
"In the era of Instagram, there seems to be constant pressures on us Career Girls: the right wardrobe, flawless make-up, amazing titles at work, boyfriends - all the things that might get you Insta status can lead me to having some extra-strength FOMO. Here's why I think you should all try a little less hard to be perfect."

Why We Should All Stop Trying To Be Perfect - The Ascent on The Medium
"There I was, sitting in a room with HR, a manager & a partner & they asked me the dreaded question,

"What would you consider to be your biggest weakness?"

"I'm a bit of a perfectionist."

And I would say this because I would actually think of it as a strength. Who doesn't want an employee who strives for perfection? I was such a foolish 23 year olds. I can telly you now that perfectionism is definitely not a strength, if anything it's probably one of our biggest faults."

How To Start Embracing Your Imperfections - Wonder Forest 
"Perfection. It means something different to everyone. For some, it is having a glamorous career & living the single life in a big city. For others, it is being married & carting children to & from dance classes. And still, for others, it is practicing yoga daily, eating a vegan diet, making a six figure salary, having hair that is never askew, getting a 4.0 GPA & well, the list goes on. Despite our differences in definition, many of us share the deep desire to embody the 'perfect' image we old in our minds. So what happens when we don't quite live up to that ideal? When it becomes clear that we all have imperfections?"

B x

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