The Benefits And Losses Of A Perfectionist Mindset

“Perfectionists are not all negative, miserable, unhappy and over-controlling individuals” – Asa Don Brown

Perfectionism is truly a blessing and a curse, it can benefit you beyond your wildest dreams but it can also be the thing that tears you apart. You often cannot have one without another. 

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100 Days

“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” – Sammy Davis Jr

I truly cannot believe that it has been 100 days since I embarked on this journey. 

A lot has come from it that was unexpected, in a way, it has become therapeutic. So much of my personal life has been drastically changing and shifting but this is one thing that has stayed constant. 

It was a very personal choice to continue blogging after the 30-day challenge -like to 30 days blog post-. There was no major realization it just fit. The world is not going to explode if I do not publish a post tomorrow, but if I have the ability to, I will. 

Things that I have learned:

  • No matter how difficult it gets persevere and you will be thankful that you did.
  • You can find inspiration in every little thing. 
  • No matter how short or long, just publish something and do not overthink it.
  • The potential for growth and learning is out of this world. 
  • It is okay to not be motivated every single day.

I never created a system/routine before I start writing. I simply just sit down and write. I have a whole list of blog post ideas that I have come up with. If am struggling with inspiration one day and I do not have any specific things I want to write about, I just go through the list and pick whatever stands out to me the most. 

I have not given myself an end goal and I intend to continue with the daily posts for as long as I can. Of course, an end will come, nothing can go on indefinitely but this is something that I want to keep in my life for as long as possible.

What It Taught Me: Moving

“You never really leave the place you love. You take part of it with you and leave part of you there.” – Unknown

I have moved a lot in my life I am pretty sure I am on my eleventh house right now. Although when we first started moving a lot I was ten and it was quite difficult for me. I had a really hard time making friends and getting settled. I taught me way more than I ever expected it to.

Here are a few of the things that it taught me:

  • How to pack fast
  • Change is inevitable
  • How to unpack fast
  • Downsize your stuff as much as possible
  • How to connect with people/get out of my bubble
  • Be thankful for the little things
  • It is necessary to get out and explore

I now can pack all of my stuff in about four boxes and I only need about two days to pack and unpack. For my last move, we had a maintenance guy come over the day after we moved and he was thoroughly impressed with how fast we had gotten settled.

After the first move I was such a shy sheltered child scared of almost everything but through all of the moves, it helped me gain a solid foundation and confidence in myself. The ability to walk up and introduce myself to someone was completely foreign and terrifying but it does not shake me up as much as it did before. 

I have come a long way since I was ten and I can honestly thank moving for a lot of the growth. Although this is not really a skill that is demanded of you very often. It is something that teaches you a lot and I highly suggest that everyone goes through it a few times in their life. It truly shaped me to be who I am today.

If You Want To Stand Out Be Reliable

“The most successful people I know are also the most reliable.”
– Wayne Gerard Trotman

Reliability is one of the best things that you can show someone. It builds trust in a way like no other. Continuously showing up and doing what you said you were going to do when you said you were going to do it is a fantastic way of standing out.

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