Expecting perfection drove me to be really tough on myself in the corporate world. And working in IT made that even more of a challenge because there are so many moving pieces and parts that perfection isn’t realistic and isn’t attainable.
Luckily I shed that mindset when I shed my pantyhose for the final time! Yes, I still had to wear pantyhose as part of the dress code.
When working with clients who are trying to build new healthy habits and change their way of life, we really focus on being a little bit better. Not perfect. Perfection adds a layer of stress that’s not necessary for success.
This goes back to the idea of everything being on a spectrum and working to be as far along on that spectrum as you can be for any given situation.
And when you end up at the lower end of the spectrum, wipe the slate clean and get back at it!