I’m not sure whether it’s a ‘thinkers’ trait, but at the back of my mind I always want things to be done perfectly. The trouble is, you can’t be perfect all the time in everything, and there comes a point where your own version of perfect doesn’t feel… ermm perfect enough anymore. And that’s where the trouble can begin.
When I think back to my first year of blogging, what started out as a bit of fun quickly turned into serious business where my ‘must be perfect’ head took over. I could spend hours perfecting an already finished and polished blog post. Then further hours going back over it again after it had been published, tweaking it here and there, when in actual fact, it was fine as it was. My brain aches just thinking about how much unnecessary pressure I would put myself under.
Those feelings of not being good enough can creep in when you are constantly looking to out-do your already very best. It’s just not good for our well being. Finding a balance is important and learning to let things go and not over working something that’s already finished is probably a good idea, particularly when it comes to things which should be fun.
Here are a few of my favourite quotes that set me back on track when I start to over think things in the pursuit of constant perfection.
Did they help? I hope they did.
Do you have any favourite quotes that remind you that your own perfect is good enough?