“We are who we are, having secretly decided who we would like to be.” - Oscar Wilde
You either got it or you don’t. Charisma could be extremely dangerous for those under the influence. -tM
“Perfectionism is an excuse of being insecure.” -Paul Rudd
I was watching Actors Roundtable a few weeks back when someone quoted Paul Rudd and it made me think about perfectionism in its entirety.
Perfectionism may start out as the above, and it may continue to show its face in such form throughout ones life depending on ones approach. However perfectionism can also be about aesthetics especially in design. It can also mean practice to master an art or subject that one is passionate about.
I guess I realized that in some cases yes, perfectionism has been about hiding my insecurities, yet in other cases it had/has nothing to do with insecurity.
I think it all comes down to this: setting high standards for oneself is totally acceptable, it is what you do with those high standards that opens up the possibility of insecurity that is driven by perfectionism. If you are constantly disappointed and blaming yourself for being less then perfect, well then, I am in total agreement with the statement above.
At the end of the day it all comes down to perspective and approach, but then again, maybe I am not a true bona fide type A perfectionist then.
What are your thoughts on Perfectionism? Do you agree with the statement above? -tM
Making the move
is often hard, but in all actual fact there is no other way. -tM
Wisdom as brought to you by Winne the Pooh.
Such important work to be done in each life. It is my personal belief that there is always reason for the toil. -tM
And that’s the beauty of life. Finding beauty and life in what is left and moving forward. Always moving forward. -tM
“Keep a little fire burning, however small, however hidden.” Cormac McCarthy “The Road”
It is my belief that any form of desire is integral in keeping the source and force of life flowing. May the power of desire no matter how small, move us forward in all of creations manifestations. -tM
GIF: Debbie Harry
I don’t know what my life would be like without my daily appreciation & acknowledgement of beauty, music that moves me, and words that inspire me. -tM
“The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.” - Mikhail Barishnykov
“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.” – Rumi
There is only so much that we can control. I have learned to stop forcing things. Often times we just need to find the patience to wait. -tM
“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” -Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
If you live your own truth with clarity of of mind, how wrong can any decision really be? In this contrived world, the one BEST thing we can be is ourselves. Be true to yourself, and to others, life will reward you. Wellness starts from within.
Whether you celebrate or not, my wish is that you enjoy this work free day (for most us) to rest, relax, and find some time for yourself.
Peace and love,
“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Einstein
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