“Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring. “
– John Eliot, Ph.D.,
Reverse Psychology for Success
The key is to stop seeking perfection – to accept what is, and to find beauty in the things that may be a little less than ideal. To stop the comparisons, halt the concept that something else is always higher up or better.
To think that there is only one solution to a “problem”, only one person who can be your soulmate, only one career that can be perfect – you are most certainly limiting your future and your ability to be content.
Find contention in what you have, rather than comparing it to what others have and what you are lacking. Otherwise, the likelihood of finding what is right for you will surely decline.