“No one is perfect. That’s why pencils have erasers”
Do you have high expectations that wreck your inner peace? Are you more critical of yourself compared to the way you view others?
If you answered yes to these questions, there’s a good chance you are a perfectionist, at least to some degree. Perfectionists tend to set high goals for themselves and work hard towards them. To a certain degree, this is a strong quality to have. However, on a more extreme level, perfectionism can lead to higher levels of stress, and therefore, lower levels of achievement due to that stress.
Recognizing that perfectionism on an extreme level is not healthy and in turn can cause great levels of stress is a very important first step towards achieving inner peace.
It’s important for you to know that as humans it’s normal to make mistakes and develop flaws. It’s our nature. Again, this may be a difficult concept for someone with low self-acceptance. However, it is suggested to be kind to yourself and create space for yourself in light of your flaws or mistakes. Always remember not to define yourself by either your successes or failures. When you let go of the need to be perfect, it’ll be easier for you to accept yourself, both good and bad traits.