You may think it bold of me to claim that Perfectionism is basically “self hypnosis.” People bitch and moan about the curse of their perfectionism as if it’s something they have no control over… And as your Honest Hypnotist, it is my duty to inform you that it’s your own self hypnosis that is holding that pattern of behavior, thought and perception in place…
For example, today’s transformation tune is “We Shall Live In Light” which was one of our encores at “The Last Concert of Mark Shepard and the Rogue Mystics” on November 19th…
We hadn’t rehearsed it and you can hear where we were a little rough around the edges.
And I say AWESOME! Because we did it anyway. Even tho it wasn’t perfect, or perfectly prepared. We just went ahead and kept singing in spite of our mis-takes.
And in music, particularly recording of music, we often do several “takes”. Then we can take the best one. That’s nice to have that ability. But in a live setting? It’s all or nuthin’… And I LIKE that. It keeps things real and healthy. It wasn’t a Mistake as in “failure” it was just a “take” that wasn’t as good as another take in a specific spot or spots…
A lot of people think their “perfectionism” causes them to constantly improve their efforts and that if they didn’t have this torturous tendency, they would just be lazy slackers sloppily slapping stuff together and calling it great…
This post is not about being slack or accepting less than high quality output in our efforts. We definitely want to continue to always improve, always strive for something better…
HOWEVER the perfectionist MONSTER must be tamed. The solution? Do your best and let it be good enough for today.
Tomorrow your best just might be better.
And that’s your Mind Mastery Message for today.
Do Your Best! Give it everything you’ve got! And enjoy that.
No regrets. No “do-overs”. Boom. Take action and learn from the action. Take the first step and then the next one, with a lightness of touch that is profound and urgent, yet gentle and forgiving.
That’s what seems to be working in my life these days and hearing back from my clients and friends who have explored this notion seems to confirm this… And it’s a relief because I used to sweat and fret about ALL the stuff that I couldn’t fix…
In fact I’m fond of telling my “perfectionist” clients that they aren’t actually “Perfectionists” at all. They’re “IMPERFECTIONISTS”. They continuously focus on what isn’t perfect as if somehow that will “fix” things and make them “acceptable” to whoever parent or teacher or boss they have yelling at them in their head…
It’s no fluke that the universal “problem” beneath every other problem in my 20 years of practicing NLP and Hypnosis is the belief, “I’m Not Good Enough” and as little kids, we often weren’t. And it drove us crazy.
But it doesn’t have to drive you crazy any more. Your best is good enough. And you will continue to get better as you take more action in your life. And you will have “learning opportunities” and you won’t like them at first… But when you begin to trust them, you will start looking forward to them and enjoying the fact that you don’t have to be perfect right out of the box.
And that’s actually… PERFECT! :o)
So give it a shot today in Your life and let me know what you think.
Here’s the “Rough Around The Edges” Transformation Tune for the day:
Song #253 “We Shall Live In Light” (Live with the Rogue Mystics)
p.s. Tomorrow will be the last song from my concert on November 19th. I’m hoping to share with you some of the first video that the crew captured as soon as Saturday or Sunday so check your emails! (that is if you’re one of the cool cats on the Mind Mastery Daily email list… If you’re not yet, then go right ahead and use the handy form on pretty much every page of this site. No purchase necessary. No Obligation. Unsubscribe at any time. But don’t miss out on your daily dose of mind mastery magic and music ok?)
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