Better, Not Perfect

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The pursuit of perfection can often lead to disappointment, stress, and anxiety.

It's important to remember that being perfect is an unattainable goal. Instead, the goal would better serve you to strive for progress and improvement each day. 

Why "Be to be Better, Not Perfect"?

Perfection is an ideal that is often impossible to achieve. It can create unrealistic expectations that are difficult to meet, leading to frustration and disappointment. The goal is better placed to strive for progress and improvement rather than perfection.

By focusing on being better each day, you can create a growth mindset that allows you to learn from mistakes and challenges. This can lead to greater success and happiness in the long run.

Four Tips on How to be Better Every Day

1. Set Realistic Goals

Setting realistic goals can help you focus your energy on achievable targets. It's important to break down larger goals into smaller, more manageable steps. This allows you to see progress and build momentum. By setting achievable goals, you can build confidence and motivation, which can help you continue to improve over time.

2. Learn from Mistakes

Mistakes are a natural part of the learning process! It's important to view mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow rather than as failures. By reflecting on mistakes and analyzing what went wrong, you can identify areas for improvement. This can help you make adjustments and avoid similar mistakes in the future. Mistakes happen, celebrate them!

3. Prioritize Self-Care

Self-care is essential for physical and mental well-being. Prioritizing self-care can help you recharge and refocus your energy. This can include activities such as exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature. By taking care of yourself, you can better manage stress and increase your overall productivity. I love walks and time in the sauna for my decompressing timeout. It helps me to recharge at the cellular level, literally. 

4. Embrace a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is the belief that you can improve and develop new skills with effort and perseverance. By embracing a growth mindset, you start to view challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth. This ultimately helps you stay motivated and focused on continuous improvement.

Remember friend,  the goal is to be better, not perfect. By setting realistic goals, learning from mistakes, prioritizing self-care, and embracing a growth mindset, you can create a path to continuous improvement. And note, progress is not always linear, but every step forward counts.