Try Harder… Do Better… Be Perfect.
These messages are tricks that people have played on us.
No matter how hard we try, we think we have to do better.
Perfection always eludes us and keeps us unhappy with the good we’ve done.
Messages of perfectionism are tricks because we can never achieve their goal.
We cannot feel good about ourselves or what we have done while these messages are driving us.
We will never be good enough until we change the messages and tell ourselves we are good enough now.
We can start approving and accepting ourselves.
Who we are is good enough. our best yesterday was good enough; our best today, is plenty good too.
We can be who we are, and do it the way we do it — today.
That is the essence of avoiding perfection.
Affirmation: Dear God, help me let go of the messages that drive me into the crazies.
I will give myself permission to be who I am and let that be good enough.
Melody Beattie – The Language of Letting Go