Welcome back to another edition of Find The GoodFriday, a weekly newsletter where we share one resource, one inspiring quote, and one quick tip to help you find the good this upcoming week.
This week's focus: Learning to embrace imperfection.
Let’s rock and roll!
This Week's Resource 📚
Look, perfectionism might not seem like a negative trait. And at times, it can even be beneficial to your success.
But more often than not, perfectionism is just procrastination in disguise.
You put off the things you know you should be doing, the things that will move the needle forward, because it just “has to be perfect.”
Sounds familiar, right?
Well, if you want to overcome perfectionism and learn to find joy in the process, here are a few things to consider:
• Let yourself experiment
• Focus on your strengths
• Stop comparing yourself to others
Read the full article here on exploring more ways to overcome your perfectionist habits.
This Week's Quote 🗯
This Week's Quick Tip 📝
If I’m being honest, I’ve struggled with perfectionism my entire life.
I was always that kid who wanted to draw the perfect circle. I was always upset when I struck out in Little League (which happened a lot).
And I always get mad at myself when I don’t reach my sometimes unreasonable expectations I set for myself.
Yeah, I’ll admit... it can be a problem.
But one thing I’ve started to think more about is how nobody is perfect.
Because perfection doesn’t exist.
So instead? I’ve started focusing more on the progress I’m making.
I’m trying to embrace imperfection as much as I can and find joy in the process instead of putting so much emphasis on the outcome.
So if you’re struggling with perfectionism yourself, give this a try.
As our buddy, Bill, says: Focus on progress, not perfection.