Do you understand the difference between striving for excellence and striving for perfection? Let’s look at what these two very different concepts mean.
Perfection is striving for something that doesn’t exist. Because it doesn’t exist, it’s unattainable, and you’ll always be left feeling lack and as though you’re not good enough. When you think about it, what do we have that’s actually perfect? We often refer to something like “the perfect day” because we FEEL a certain way, but in and of itself, the actual day was not perfect.
Excellence, on the other hand, does exist. Striving for excellence means striving for YOUR personal best. It is a healthy mentality of wanting to improve what in your life is not working while, at the same time, celebrating what is.
If you don’t feel like you’re excelling in some area of your life, you’ve veered off course. You’re trying to do too much, or maybe not trying enough, and your energy and attention are misdirected.
As you know, your body talks some serious wisdom and never lies, so I want you to notice how perfection and excellence feel in your body. When you are excelling at something, you feel relaxed, expansive, receptive, and accomplished. When you are striving to be perfect, you feel stress, tightness, constriction, and defeated.
This week, I want you to observe if you are setting yourself up to fail by striving for perfection or if you are building your excellence muscle by striving to be a better version of yourself than you were yesterday.
Let us know…what do perfection and excellence mean to you?
I hope you have an amazingly IMperfect week and, as always, take care of you.
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