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!



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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My 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, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Framingham, MA with his wife and his black lab, Mia.

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