Top Four Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Your Perfectionism
Most people frown when we hear the term perfection. Either you have a friend who’s a perfectionist or you yourself are trapped in that high standard of quality you set for yourself.
While perfectionism enables us to strive harder to give the best quality of performance or work we have either in our work, studies or in our personal goals, we often get annoyed when things don’t go our way or if we encounter mishaps that prevent us from getting the result we want.
This often leads to disappointments, feelings of shame, and self-judgment which in turn lowers our confidence and self-worth. This is also why perfectionism gets a bad rep nowadays. But according to psychologists, perfectionism also has its good traits. Here are the spiritual lessons you can get from being a perfectionist.
It Helps You Practice Self-love
According to Carl Jung, most people defined perfectionism as a bad part or shadow in yourself that you don’t want to acknowledge.
However, if you can overlook and accept your perfectionist tendencies, you can learn that activating it sometimes help you to become a better person. For example, perfectionism is good if you’re aiming to excel in your work, studies, sports, or in whatever you do.
And since you already accepted your perfectionist side, you also know there are times it needs to be switched off. This enables you to still love your imperfect self and embrace your mistakes.
Your perfectionist side can help you determine what went wrong in your life and think of some ways or solutions to solve, fix, or correct the problem. According to Carl Jung, those people who embrace perfectionism tend to love themselves more despite the flaws they have.
It Might Be Your Soul’s Calling or Destiny
When it comes to our hobbies, passion or anything we tend to care about the most, we tend to be perfectionists since we feel like we aren’t contented or at peace if things don’t go our way.
If you feel like your perfectionism is triggered every time you want to get your latest artwork right as an artist or have your next book published as an author, or if you can’t help but share your knowledge and teach the younger generation, maybe it’s time for you to listen to your soul. This perfectionism impairment you feel might be your destiny’s calling.
Perfectionism Helps Boost Your Confidence
While most people see perfectionism as a negative trait, Jung reveals that most successful people see perfectionism as a positive one. Why? It’s because it enables them to break their limits and achieve success. Perfectionism lets then know that they are capable of doing better things so they push themselves harder to achieve their goals.
They may encounter some challenges, rough patches, and flaws along the way but they see it as part of the process. They understand these hurdles are needed to become better at what they do and ultimately reach their end.
Perfectionism Enhances their Mental Health
Instead of wallowing in self-shame, most perfectionists claim their perfectionism helps them to maintain their mental alertness. Since they’re constantly bothered by something that’s not right, they tend to work on how to correct it. Or they tend to think of a solution to a problem, which opens their creativeness and logic to solve it.
According to them, the resistance they felt from perfectionism enables their mind to exercise constantly like having a gym routine. According to Jung, most people with perfectionism also tend to have a healthier mind than those who do not.
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