As humans, we all naturally have flaws, and thing’s we’re not good at. There may be some things we’re very good at, but how do you know if you’re perfect at it? The truth is, you won’t ever be truly perfect at something, because perfection is subjective. Your perception of perfect may be very different from that of your parents or friends. So, how do you define perfect? Do you aim to be better, or the best? When do you draw the line?
This is something that is important to identify when you’re learning something new or working on a new project. If you set unrealistic goals and hold yourself to that as a perfect standard, you may be too hard on yourself. This can cause a lot of undue stress, which can be easily avoided.
Making mistakes is part of making progress. By keeping your mindset fixed on perfection, you are restricting any room for mistakes, and heightening any stress that mistakes may cause. Remaining realistic with yourself is a useful skill. Setting realistic goals with room to fail can help you to feel much more at ease when making progress.
One thing to consider is whether or not to aim to please another person’s view of perfect. You are the only person who truly knows your limits and your goals. While it can be nice for other people to help you out by setting targets and pushing you forward, you should work to your own standards for your own projects. There’s no use trying to work on your business or your skills in order to meet someone else’s idea of perfect.
Consider what your goals are, and aim for those, instead of what you consider to be perfect.