How to avoid the trap of Perfection
A young man went to the doctor complaining of headaches and migraines. While explaining the symptoms he is stating the he doesn’t do things like other people do, like alcohol, drugs, smoking , or staying out late. The doctor responds with a hmm! The doctor asks does it hurt here, here, and here as he presses on his head. The young man is relieved that the doctor will give him the cure. The doctor responds, “I know what the problem is as I touch your head?” “What is it?”, asks the young man. “Your Halo is too tight!”
4 Key areas that will allow you and I to debunk the perfection myth and lead with humility-
1. Admit your blind spots/faults
This is not merely sharing your point of weakness, but its recognizing that your blinds posts are just that blinds posts and the enlist the help of others to grow.
2. Ask for Help/Advice
The greatest asset to growth is not to have to be everything to everybody, being comfortable with “I don’t know” is very freeing, but knowing who to ask is even more empowering.
3. Worry less about what others think
Most people are more concerned about themselves that what you mean to them, correcting the story you tell yourself about what others think and focus more on what you say and think about yourself will prove to be amazing.
4. Be open to learning from others
See others greater than yourself. L.I.F.E. (Learning Is ForEver) having an attitude to grow and learn will set you free from the trap of perfection. I constantly learn things from my 10 year old son.
Have a great week!
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