Perfectionism, Ego’s Best Friend

Per·fec·tion

noun

“A disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable”


Gen Connect is up and running.

I thought I would have felt a sense of accomplishment at this point. Instead, what crept up on me was an overwhelming sense of anxiety. A kind of anxiety that I’m quite familiar with, which I tend to have when viewing my own finished creations such as a song, or piece of writing.

The mistake here is thinking that any of these creations could represent me. I’m no narcissist, I just believe that human beings are so, so much more than they’re artwork, job, accomplishments, and thoughts. It would be a great injustice to assume the former.

The dissonance arises when we identify ourselves through external things like being a “fitness” person or a “workaholic”. That isn’t identity anymore, it’s ego.

I remind myself that this website does not represent me, nor will it represent any of the Gen Connect authors. The purpose is still the same, and that is for Gen Connect to be a place where ideas can be expressed and genuine connections can be made.

This quotation, which I first heard from Tom Bilyeu is a nice, relevant way to conclude this post…

“Life is practice, not a performance.”

Nothing will EVER be perfect—the sooner you can accept that, the happier you’ll be.

Do things. Make mistakes. Learn from them.

Strive for your ideal.

 

I hope this might help you get past a creative hurdle, and if this sparked anything within you contact me to share it! And as always please leave your much-valued feedback.

xx.

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