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Why You Need to Stop Chasing Perfection in Your Life

Do you constantly fear not doing things correctly? Do you strive for perfection in both your work and personal life? Do you fear making mistakes and disappointing others drives you to push yourself excessively, making pursuing perfection a part of your daily routine? Let’s dive deep into answering these questions and addressing ways to stop chasing perfection here on Momentum Friday!

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What does it mean to chase perfection?

Chasing perfection means striving to achieve the highest level of excellence or flawlessness in a particular area or task. It involves continually working to improve and eliminate any mistakes or defects. While it is often seen as a desirable goal, it is essential to note that perfection is often unattainable and that the pursuit of perfection can sometimes lead to negative consequences, such as excessive stress and self-criticism.

Striving for perfection in all aspects of life has become a pervasive cultural norm driven by media, social networks, and popular culture, often presenting an image of effortless perfection.

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What I Discuss In This Episode About Why We Should Stop Chasing perfection

Perfection has become idealized in society, with anything less being considered inferior. This has driven many people, especially younger adults, to pursue perfection in various aspects of their lives, such as their bodies, relationships, and careers. While the desire for perfection can be a motivator, the constant pursuit of it, known as “perfectionism,” can actually hinder personal growth and fulfillment. It can cause disappointment, frustration, and a feeling that nothing is ever good enough, leading to a cycle of dissatisfaction and unachievable goals. This is why it is vital to stop chasing perfection.

In this episode, I delve into the topic of perfectionism. What it is and what it isn’t. I examine its various forms and root causes and present five strategies to help you to stop chasing perfection, allowing you to achieve your highest potential.

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

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