What is perfectionism, really? It is a disguise, a mask. Perfectionism is a cloak that hides one’s self-perceived flaws. It is a fear…a fear of not being good enough. It is a fear that our authentic selves will not be accepted. Imagine how people’s lives could be if they could let go of this mask.
It would be liberating and empowering. People could be themselves and do things without fear. So what if it is not perfect. Fear not! Just do it!!! Just be yourself. As Dr. Seuss expressed, “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”