I Want Perfection

Yes, I’m a perfectionist, and when I don’t achieve perfection I am disappointed in myself!

Yes I know that’s really really tough on myself, but it’s who I am…I’m a perfectionist, I always have been and probably always will be!

Not only do I get annoyed and frustrated at myself when I don’t achieve perfection, I also get frustrated when those I’m with don’t  do thinks perfectly either – In the past this has sometimes made things difficult for me, and others as I forget that just like me, other’s aren’t perfect either, and both them nor me will ever be perfect.

So why do I seek perfection?

I was taught as a child to always do my best, and that my best was always good enough…no matter how I compared to others.

I was taught as a child that no-one is perfect. Only one person on earth has ever been perfect and that was Jesus.

Therefore all we humans can do is strive be perfect. i.e. We can strive to be more and more like Jesus.

5 comments

  1. Greetings from a fellow perfectionist. 🙂 Thank you for sharing–I completely understand where you are coming from. It’s a daily battle to achieve a balance in what we expect of ourselves and others, and it is a battle that can only be fought with the Lord’s help.

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    1. Thanks for your comments. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who has finds it difficult being a perfectionist! Thanks

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  2. Great post! I really enjoyed it. So much so that I gave you a pingback to my newest poem “Perfection is God’s Business” based on a quote by Michael J. Fox. I hope you like it and God bless, Teresa

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