Do you wait to take a step until everything’s perfect?
I used to. Well, sometimes I still do.
But what good does that do?
For the most part, it doesn’t change a thing.
When is something ever perfect? In my experience, pretty damn rarely!
You’ve probably heard the saying “perfect is good, done is better”, or at least some variation of it, but have you embodied it?
What’s holding you back from trusting and stepping forward now?
Maybe it was the way you were raised? As a child it can be easy to mistake high expectations as a requirement for receiving love. Our society isn’t set up in a way that supports the developmental needs of children and so many children are expected to behave in a near-perfect, if not absolutely perfect, way.
And that’s just not developmentally possible.
You might have complied as a child to fit in and receive praise and affection, and it looked like you were truly behaving, but in reality?
You were probably building up beliefs that you had to behave a certain way, suppress parts of you, hold in certain feelings, and conform in some way in order to be loved.
It’s all too easy to equate being loved with how we’re treated when we behave certain ways, especially as children when parts of the brain literally haven’t finished forming yet.
I fell into that trap. I have an incredibly amazing and supportive mom, I was surrounded by wonderful people growing up, and I still developed beliefs that my worth and value was based on my grades, my lack of getting in trouble, my actions.
But that’s not where our worth as human beings comes from.
Your worth comes from you being you.
End of sentence.
You are worthy because you exist.
It’s an inherent value you’re born with.
You don’t have to work for it or earn it. You already have it <3
Don’t work harder trying to prove yourself, don’t strive for perfection to prove yourself.
Don’t do anything to prove yourself.
Unlearn all those perfection tendencies and habits you’ve formed – they might have served you in the past, but it’s okay to let go of them now.
Do something because it feels in alignment.
Do something because it feels expansive.
Do something because it moves you closer to your dreams and desires for your life!
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