What thoughts come to mind when you hear the word, "perfection"? It's a heavy word, and it carries expectations with it. Few benefits may come with being detail-oriented, but it's quite dangerous to consider yourself to be a "perfectionist". Tune in to this episode to find out why, and how you can overcome a lifestyle driven by this attitude. We're breaking it down to a science today, folks. Have a pen handy, and let's go!
Episode 77 Time Stamps:
(2:18) Special iTunes review shoutout to Dan Villarreal. I appreciate you and your support!
(5:06) The portrayal of being a "perfectionist"
(6:10) A personal, NFL story on the New Orleans Saints
(9:00) Associating with pain or pleasure
(15:36) Attacking the perfectionist attitude
(15:53) 1: Understand the difference between high standards and perfectionism
(16:36) 2: Create a new standard; a new philosophy around failure/success/challenges
(18:18) 3: No longer associate yourself as a "perfectionist"
(18:54) 4: WRITE down every mistake you've ever made (that you can remember) | associate pleasure with your mistakes!
(23:41) 5: Praise yourself for your effort
(28:16) 6: Have a face-face conversation with your parents
(31:21) 7: Approach your goals/results as if you are a scientist | use the scientific method!
(35:07) MAJOR beliefs that have helped me through the years...
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