Perfection.. The Monster

These pictures are from 2016. At that time I didn’t think they were “perfect” enough to post on the blog. Crazy right!?

I have spent a long time of my life being critical of myself and my work. If it isn’t perfect, what’s the point?

Until a year back if someone had asked me in an job interview to share a weakness, I would proudly say it’s  being a perfectionist and added a positive twist to it aka “Even though it can be difficult, it still pushes me to be my best” bla bla. *job interview 101*

Not anymore. 

Now when I say being a perfectionist is a weakness, I actually, truly, really mean it. Because it is a weakness. Period. 

Waiting for the right time or the perfect environment to do something is never a good idea. No matter how cliched it sounds, the time will never be perfect. 

Associating your worth with how perfectly you can live your life is a complete and utter waste of everything you are.

Now my motto is “Done is better than perfect”. It takes the pressure off you to focus on giving your best rather than being hung up on the idea of perfection. Try it. It works. 😊

These two quotes sum up perfection so aptly and beautifully..

“Perfectionism doesn’t believe in practice shots. It doesn’t believe in improvement. Perfectionism has never heard that anything worth doing is worth doing badly – and that if we allow ourselves to do something badly we might in time become quite good at it. Perfectionism measures our beginner’s work against the finished work of masters. Perfectionism thrives on comparison and competition. It doesn’t know how to say, “Good try,” or “Job well done.” The critic does not believe in creative glee – or any glee at all, for that matter. No, perfectionism is a serious matter.” – Julia Cameron


“The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that – a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It’s not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting.” – Vironika Tugaleva

So here I am sharing these shots after almost 1.5 years because they are darn good! *also this girl did not shoot any new looks last week. shooshh don’t tell anyone. 🙊*

   

Thank you so much for stopping by.. I’ll see you all soon – Love, M

OUTFIT DETAILS

Cardigan – Forever 21(similar)

Top – Forever 21 (similar)

Jeans – Old Navy

Sandals – Ross (similar)

Bag – Ross (similar)

“At it’s root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.”

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  1. First things first, you look stunning in all the pictures. 🙂 You’re spot on; perfectionism is overrated and causes so much anxiety to always get things right! ‘Every winner was once a beginner’ is a quote I’ve started to live by these days. Kudos on this awesomely-worded post!