All These Squares Make A Circle
I’m a perfectionist. I’ve always been one, and it’s been a source of stress and anxiety for me throughout my life. When I was younger, I thought that if I were just smart enough or talented enough or hard-working enough then everything would be okay. But now that I’m older (and no smarter or more talented), it’s become clear to me that there is no such thing as perfect—not even close! There are only imperfections and mistakes, which we learn from as we go along in life and become better people through them. So here’s my message: nothing you do is either more or less than perfect. All These Squares Make A Circle so stop trying to make your circles perfectly round!
Accuracy is important to you, and it’s important to your writing. You can’t be good at something if you’re not accurate. Imagine trying to write a book or record an album or do any creative work without being able to tell the difference between right and left, up and down, good and bad—you wouldn’t get very far.
Now imagine if someone were always telling you that the way you think about these things is wrong. What would happen? The person who told them this would come off as an idiot first of all because there’s no such thing as a wrong way of thinking about these things (unless there’s some kind of brain damage). Secondly, if they kept telling someone that their thoughts were wrong over and over again then people would stop listening because nobody likes being told how stupid they are all day long (and for good reason).
I’m a perfectionistic person.
The first thing to understand about perfectionism is that it’s not a bad thing. It’s not a good thing either, but it’s not bad. Each person can have their own idea of what perfectionism means to them, and that will be different from yours or anyone else’s. For example, some people think that they need to be perfect in order to succeed at something; others think they should strive for perfection because they want their work to be the best possible version of itself; and still other people don’t care about being perfect or striving towards it because they’re happy with whatever results come out of their efforts (or lack thereof).
So what does this mean for us? Well…
I always have been.
I always have been. As a child and teenager, I was busy trying to be the perfect student, daughter, and friend; I never knew how to just relax and take it easy. I was constantly worrying about what others thought of me and my success in life. When things didn’t go as planned or if something didn’t work out exactly as I had hoped, it would make me feel terrible about myself. I would spend hours beating myself up over every mistake until eventually things became so stressful that it took its toll on my body physically and emotionally which caused more problems than ever before.
I constantly compare myself with others especially when it comes to school work or even getting dressed each morning (this still happens).
It’s part of who I am and it’s one of those parts that’s been getting in my way for a really long time.
Perfectionism is a habit, a mindset, and a way of thinking. But it’s also much more than that. It’s who you are and how you live your life. It’s who you are in the world.
It can be really difficult to see yourself as anything other than a perfectionist—it feels like it’s part of who you are and one of those parts that has been getting in your way for such a long time that you don’t even realize it anymore—but if we’re going to keep moving forward on this journey, perfecting our imperfections, we need some clarity around what being a perfectionist actually means.
Oftentimes, when we are striving to be perfect, we end up missing the point and the whole of our lives become less than they could be.
It can be very difficult for perfectionistic people to accept that their lives are not perfect. We often feel as though we are not good enough and that our lives must be perfect in order to be considered worthwhile. As a result, we set unattainable goals for ourselves, strive for perfection and become increasingly unhappy.
The problem with perfectionism is that it does not lead you toward happiness at all—in fact, it leads away from happiness! When you live your life trying to achieve perfection in everything you do, no matter how small or trivial the task may seem (such as making sure your clothes are folded just so), your mind becomes full of anxiety and stress while simultaneously preventing yourself from enjoying the process of living life itself.
When we try too hard at something without allowing ourselves any room for error or failure—which is essentially what striving for perfection means—we end up never really doing anything at all!
Nothing you do is either more or less than perfect. All These Squares Make A Circle.
- You may be wondering, “What is perfection?” Well, that’s a good question. The answer is…it depends on who you ask!
- If you’re asking yourself (or someone else), it can be as simple as being happy with your life and yourself.
- Or it could mean having everything in order and organized, but not necessarily how other people would categorize it.
- And then there’s the idea of meeting all standards of an organization or society. If that’s what you’re going for, no worries—you’ll get there eventually!
I hope this blog post has helped you to see that your imperfections are what make you beautiful. No matter how hard we try, we will never be perfect and that’s okay! Perfection is an illusion – it looks good on the surface but if you look deeper into the details, they don’t usually add up. Just remember that all squares make a circle; no matter what shape they come in or how many times they get cut up, they still equal perfection in the end.