Are you trying to be perfect?
When I came across this quote today, I was in a rush.
As many of you probably are.
We’ve got work.
Toilets to scrub.
Dishes piling up.
Loads and loads of laundry.
You name it, because the list truly never ends.
I knew that I needed to get this week’s motivational Monday post up and going.
But work got hectic (which is usually where I get them done) and we had a few people who just wanted to talk.
So, that left me with little time to get this post.
Usually, I find a quote on Sunday and create the graphic that evening to be ready for Monday morning.
Well, silly me, I completely forgot!
Hence, an even more rushed Mama.
But when I stumbled across this quote, it really make sense (especially according to my Monday so far).
Sometimes it is easier to sit and focus so deeply and intently on something.
We do this to make it perfect. And because we are stalling.
But really, why does it have to be perfect?
We’re not running for office.
We’re not Godly creatures in which everything needs to be just so.
We are human beings, who make some pretty amazing mistakes.
Tell me, how much time do you spend making things…perfect?
Now tell me, how much does it matter after they have been perfected?
I can only speak for myself, but I know that the reward is no where near worth all the effort and work that I have put into it.
Let the quote thoroughly resonate.
How often do you put things off because you are afraid they wont be perfect?
This may be something that you don’t even realize you do!
I know I did this with the blog.
I kept putting it off, and putting it off because I was worried that it wouldn’t be exactly perfect.
But now that I have began, I realize that it doesn’t need to be perfect.
It needs to be authentic.
I needs to be me.
Which means that its going to be completely imperfect.
And that’s okay.
Sometimes things just need to get done.
They don’t have to be perfect.
In all honesty, they will probably turn out better when just D O N E.
Do you (or anyone else for that matter) really care if the dishes in the dishwasher are perfect?
Or would anyone mind if a few shirts were wrinkly?
I bet not.
Because perfection is not a necessity.
It is a choice in which we can live with….or without.
I am not saying that there aren’t times and projects that need to be done precisely and “perfectly”.
I am saying that it is important to keep our eye on what is worth being done in such a way and not giving that title to everything we do.
So, its your choice.
Are you going to keep putting things off because they wont be perfect?
Or are you going to begin getting things done because that’s just what needs to happen?
Are you a perfectionist?
PS: If you are, I can tell your stressed. check out my self care post and de-stress a little!