On Perfectionism


Saw this on Action for Happiness’ FB page this morning, it just made sense to me, juggling toddler, house, work and study has been a challenge this week! If you’re interested to read about their ten steps to happiness and support their campaign visit http://www.actionforhappiness.org

22 thoughts on “On Perfectionism

  1. Nothing is perfect. We need to accept that and get past that feeling of needing to have things perfect, to be perfect. I do believe that this gets easier as you get older. “I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.” ~Anatole France

  2. I think everyone that tries to live life as they think they as supposed to live it, end up missing a lot of happy moments. If you just live in the moment and not worry about what you are “supposed” to be doing by the time you are 30,40, etc you will have a more fulfilling life.

  3. I have to completely agree I always compare myself to just what I think I should be and everything around me should be and it’s wrong I just need to get my head around that though.

  4. I think everyone dreams of how their life is supposed to be. Instead, it is better to dream big and pursue the goals we want and ignore the naysayers.

  5. I love that quote. It doesn’t alway happen how we think it should happen, but just because it doesn’t doesn’t mean we should give up. It’s almost like the grass is greener on the other side, but guess what? My brother told me this, it just might be because they take better care of their lawn than you do! Dream big and follow your dreams.

  6. The quote is very very accurate. This is a huge cause of unhappiness, feeling like where we are isn’t good enough or how we pictured it. I’m definitely checking on that site, I need lots of help.

  7. I agree :) I also think that you really just need to find the happiness within your life, make it happen. So what if your not perfect or something didn’t come out right. Did you die? Did you get hurt? Do you regret it? So what, you messed up, so what it’s not picture perfect. Point is you DID IT. Right? Find that happiness in doing it, or being able to see that imperfection . Life.. it isn’t perfect and neither are we

  8. So guilty of this! Trying to be perfect and when it’s not I feel sometimes like a failure. I wrote a post not to long ago – Mommy Confessions where I just said how I’m dealing w/the fact that I won’t be perfect, and that is OK! :)

  9. I defiitely believe this quote to be true. We expect things to be one way because we have this great, flawless picture in our mind. But, in reality, nothing, especially life, is pefect. We have our struggles. And it’s good that we have those struggles because we learn from them and they make us stronger in the end!

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