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How to Break Away From the Race to Perfection (37 sec read)

Change Your Life in Seconds: Vol. 2, No. 20

Hey, I’m Sim, and this is my Change Your Life in Seconds newsletter. Every week, striking reflections to discover your life purpose, break negative cycles, and reduce anxiety.

7 Thought-Provoking Reflections

37 seconds to read, week-long meditations.

7. Just because something is available it doesn't mean you have to consume it. tweet now
6. The idea of “retiring” makes sense only if you don’t like what you do, or if you are physically unable to keep going. tweet now
5. Thinking the goal is perfection is your greatest imperfection. tweet now

4. Getting better over being better. tweet now
3. If you understand a rule’s purpose, you understand when to break it. tweet now
2. Sometimes, not competing is the best path to victory. tweet now
1. The value of learning slowly is understanding deeply. tweet now

Deep Dive: How to Break Away From the Race to Perfection

A few more seconds, deeper reflections.

We should be careful about what we consume, and thinking that adding more will bring us closer to a superior version of ourselves. It’s a never-ending race, one that (like many others) we can only win if we don’t participate.

We may go slower, learn more deeply, and focus on personal development (a process) instead of perfection (a goal.)

To get a better perspective on something, you must observe its patterns. Only then you can decide to act in harmony with it. When you go slower, you can even decide to go against it and you will still remain calm: Inversion can be a powerful tool.

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