Many people come to me so they can get more done. But, that’s not really what I do. I help people discover what they don’t need to do or can do with less perfectionism that allows them to do what is important to them.

But, that only works if you are willing to let go of the mask of perfection. If you allow others to see some flaws or dust. Holding onto to the mask takes tons of energy. The mask ย doesn’t even protect the ego as intended because the ego always finds something to not be happy about. Being as we are human and aren’t perfect it’s a waste of time as well.

Think about the less time you pushed past limits in order to get something done perfectly or squeeze one more obligation in? How did you feel after doing it? How would you rather feel on a daily basis?

We often say we have to do things perfectly because our spouse, friend, boss expects it. But, more often I find it’s us who expect it. We put the pressure on ourselves.

Where can you let go of some of your mask today?

 

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2 comments

  • Marcia Francois

    Oh Beth, I just love that first paragraph so much.

    I may write a similar post because I’ve often thought the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andrea from Superhero Photo says something similar too – people take the course thinking they’re going to get all techy with their cameras. Her goal is to help people see the world differently ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx

    ps it didn’t go well yesterday… still recovering from that blow

  • Tika

    Beth you are spot on! It isn’t DOing MORE it is selecting what is most important, asking why the overwhelm & plan FUN time too. This year I am learning to appreciate ALL that I DO accomplish each day, week, month, plus the BIG Teux Deuxs annually, not what was missed or was carried over to another month. I am slowly learning not to schedule too much so I do not carry over too much to next week & next month & become too buried & defeated. I Average 450-620 tasks a month (NOT including routine items like: scoop litter, clean kitchen, do dishes, make bed,take trash out, tidy & P/U misc. accumulation etc.) 2014 I began a new recipe: plan only to do 3 (sometimes 6) really important tasks each day from my LONG list. Some HUGE BIG tasks (I’ve put off 40 yrs)I broke down into tiny parts I can do over a 1-3MO time. Beth you taught me to add kindness to self and do something FUN to the schedule. ๐Ÿ˜€

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