Dear Fellow Perfectionists,
You know who you are.
You’re the person who gets anxious when every item on your “to do” isn’t checked off. You worry about things out of your control. You feel like a failure when life throws you a curve ball. I can bet that you are involved in a billion different activities, but you feel guilty when you spend too much time devoted to one thing because heaven forbid, one of the other activities falls by the wayside.
First, I’ll congratulate you on your accomplishments because I know with your driven spirit, you’ve done a lot of cool things.
Secondly, I’ll warn you rein in that “perfectionist” part of you. It can be healthy to push yourself, but please, my lovely human, be gentle with yourself. Life is a journey. We fail. We fall. We do really stupid things. Those experiences make us stronger, more intelligent, more compassionate. They instill a little more humility.
For the days when you feel like it’s all out of your control…it is, but that’s the beautiful part. You don’t have to be in control. You have a Savior who loves you so much, He carries your burden for you.
Thinking Out Loud today with Amanda.
So tell me…
Are you a perfectionist?
What brings you peace when your life feels out of your control?