Excellence vs. Perfection
As many of you know who are following my monthly newsletters, I am teaching the 10-month Universal Kabbalah Ascension Class. One of the challenges that I find many spiritual seekers have who are working on themselves and their lives is that of perfectionism. Focusing on perfection will nearly always result in failure, because to be human is to be not perfect! Not ever! We are not designed to be perfect! In fact, striving constantly for perfectionism often leads to the experience of overwhelm and even discouragement, and many people find themselves reluctant to start new projects because they know the end result will not be ‘perfect’.
If perfectionism is something you deal with, I urge you to replace it with working to attain excellence, and set your own bar of achievement, based on where you are in each area of your life. In other words, compare your progression with yourself, not with anyone else.
Here are some attitude adjustments you can make to assist you to move from the need to be perfect into achieving excellence:
Excellence vs. Perfectionism
Willing to be wrong Having to be Right
Accepting / Faith Resisting
Trusting & believing in the positive Skeptical
Being inclusive (including others) Being self-focused
Consistent & diligent Serious
Being in the flow Hard work
Commitment to your dream Commitment to someone else’s dream for you
Disclosure with discernment Withholding
Owning 100% Settling for less than 100%
Enjoying the process Concerned only with the end result
One of my favorite mentors and teachers, Ipsissimus David Lanyon, Modern Mystery School, recently made this statement in a conversation we were having: Excellence cannot happen in your life without Commitment. Commitment is the foundation for everything.
If you have been committed to perfection, I invite you to change that commitment to excellence, and enjoy the new fruits in your life.
Sending you Love and Light,
Verla Wade & The Living Light Foundation
Verla Wade! Thank you for your perspectives and insight into the modern mind. I would enjoy getting to learn more about your theories and philosophies in peson. Really. Thank you very much for your time and consideration!
Verla Wade! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I would truly enjoy learning more in person. What would be the best way to make arrange that? (I tried to submit a comment earlier, but it seemed to have disappeared). Thank you.