Progress Over Perfection: A Guide to Mindful Productivity (12) (Live Well)
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I asked her if she’d ever thought about pitching before, as the team currently played using a machine pitcher.
However, focusing instead on the stair in front of you makes each step of the way easier to reach, manageable, and possible. Let's normalise reframing these moments from a sorry to a thank you to help move you away from a place of disempowerment and fear to a place of gratitude and appreciation.
Pilates always feels incredible, but if you’ve practiced even just a few times, you know how truly juicy it feels when you get into the flow. You make it through the rest of class and come away thinking you’ll try again in a few weeks when you’re more prepared.
That’s why it’s so important to be forgiving to yourself when you’re trying something new or striving for a new goal. In fact, capitalizing on the positive inclination to be better can lead to tremendous growth and personal or professional development. Even though you would have made progress, but because the end result wasn’t up to your (or someone else’s standards), you might feel like you didn’t do enough, a failure, or paralyzed by self-doubt.
I am intimately familiar with the pitfalls of being a perfectionist and the agony and heartache it has caused me all my life.