Random Thoughts #2 – Perfectionism – The Affirmation Spot


Perfectionism is a greedy master. It demands more energy than it yields results.

Some people have elevated perfectionism to a high virtue. In fact, it is an obstacle that rarely leads to fulfilled, satisfied accomplisment. For even in success, perfectionism says, “not good enough.”

There is value in wanting to improve your performance and striving to become the best. However, perfectionism will not get you there. Achieving success means believing in yourself and giving yourself some credit. Perfectionism is negative self-talk disguised as something positive. “You want to be better, don’t you,” it innocently asks?

Perfectionism never permits happiness or a true feeling of achievement. Instead, it robs the person of all the joy that might be known from his or her successes.

Let go of the need to be perfect. You’re human. It’s OK. We all are. Instead, choose to be happy and productive.

Stay inspired!




About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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