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As I start off the new year with new work I am reminded to strive to be my personal best. For my entire life I have been labeled a “perfectionist” by family, friends, bosses and coworkers. I used to think this was a bad thing. A judgement call against me. But today, psychology has established that there are two types of perfectionism. Normal perfectionists pursue perfection without compromising their self-esteem, and derive pleasure from their efforts. Neurotic perfectionists strive for unrealistic goals and consistently feel dissatisfied when they cannot reach them. I was happy to learn years ago that I was in fact “normal”. 🙂 I always have goals in mind that I know I can accomplish and I write up a plan to achieve them. I work hard to get through the outline I created and when I arrive I have a deep satisfaction in my efforts. Like anyone else, I do not like setbacks, but I do not let them “get me down”. I just rewrite the plan to get me back on track.
All of the goals I have set for myself in 2014 are attainable. Today I start the work!
I hope each of you reading my blog can strive for “your own personal best” this year and not some unrealistic standards set by society/your family/your mate/etc. Set goals…..write out a plan….and get busy!