Speaking as a recovering perfectionist, who loves things to go "her way" you have to know this is a lesson I too am still learning to fully embrace. My guides have been very active in pushing this topic on me lately. This is good business advice and life advice anyway... plan for mistakes. Make room for mess ups. This is the only way to grow and learn in life. It doesn't have to be hard, it just has to be allowed. We have such unrealistic expectations of our lives sometimes. Think about it as if you are a little kid, trying things out for the first time. You would never expect a child to take off the training wheels and take off perfectly the first time on their bike. You would never expect a kid to pick up an instrument and play Mozart. So why do we think we have to do everything perfectly? We must make room for trial and error, so we can be innovative and creative in our lives. We need room to explore, try things out and SCREW UP!
Insightful Inspiration for the Week
Make room for mistakes. Pick a area in your life that you normally try and "play it safe" and try making a little room for error. Maybe it is how you act around your boss or how you interview for a new job. Try and see if you can let go of the need for it to go perfectly and embrace the mistakes as they come. It is okay to mess up. You learn so much more this way!
Also, see if you can give other people a break this week too. When they make mistakes... try and congratulate them for all they are learning, rather then condemn them. Notice how much better you both feel!
As always, let me know how it goes.