Thursday, May 26, 2011

Practicing being Imperfect Part 3

Before you read this post make sure that you have checked out Part 1 and Part 2. If you have not you can always click the links below....

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For those of you that are ready to move forward, in this post I will share with you Tips #4 and #5 for how to overcome perfectionism found in the book “The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life” by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD.

4. Express Emotions: Experiencing failure elicits emotions. This notion is human nature. What we must be willing and able to do is express those emotions and learn how to overcome them. Learn the best ways for you to deal with and express the pain or disappointment associated with your failures. The more prepared you are for the emotions the better you will be at overcoming them.

5. Take action toward your goals: Determine your passions and go for them. Stop living in fear of failure. Remember the best part of failing is that you have the opportunity to try it again!

Beyonce says it best in her song Flaws and All, “I'm a host of imperfection…
you see potential in my flaws and that’s exactly what I need”.

I challenge you to get rid of your perfectionist way of thinking and accept the beauty that is inside your imperfect self. Remember that no one is asking you to be perfect, all you are asked is to be is yourself; I promise you that being you is more than enough.

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