Where does this idea come from?! And why is our worst case of perfectionism usually focused on ourselves, or those closest to us. People, in other words. Non-perfect beings.
I bet almost all of us have this disease in some form or another. We expect the impossible from both ourselves AND others, an expectation that can only lead to failure, and therefore disappointment.
Here’s some typical examples:
So… secretly (apparently), YOU’re different – YOU really are useless – you’re saying it to yourself right now – I know! No one else knows this about THEMselves or anything… just you. Oh good grief.
How did that get there?!! Seriously! How?! Why?!
This has to be our most dangerous trait, as humans, and especially as women and mothers. It’s damaging to ourselves and to those we love.
Can’t ‘good enough’, ‘okay’ and even plain ‘normal’ do it?
So how about it? Me, I’m 5kg heavier than I’d like to be flying to the Sunshine Coast in Australia on the weekend, where I do intend to be in my bathing suit. Probably not my bikini though eh…
This article was written by Sue