"Aim for success, not perfection.
Never give up your right to be wrong,
because then you will lose the ability
to learn new things
and move forward with your life."
~Dr. David Burns
When you aim for perfection, you insure frustration and disappointment because no one can be perfect. Often it is better to define your success as 90%. You will learned from your experiences and will be able to move on in your life. Often the best lessons are learned from mistakes--not perfection.
This week: Notice how often you attempt to "be perfect." This week, change your definition of success to 90%, and notice what happens. Are you able to move on more quickly and easily? Do you still have the learning necessary for future efforts?
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and trainer at Inner Resource Center, LLC in Maryville, TN. She can be reached through her website at http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/