Is striving for perfection reality?

Perfectionism is an idealism that many of us strive for, whether we want to admit or not. This can be in the workplace, our personal lives, our appearance, or whatever it may be. Striving for perfection can be easy to get lost in, but it isn’t an ideal that’s realistic or achievable. Neither is it something that can make us happy – in fact it only makes us miserable in trying to achieve something that is in fact unattainable.

I’m guilty of wanting to strive for perfection when perfection just does not exist, I’ll be the first to admit that. I always want to make sure that I’ve done everything correctly, that I’ve done my absolute best and only making minimal mistakes. The idea of failing scares me, and I know that it shouldn’t because we can all learn from our mistakes and failures, whatever aspects of our lives this may come from.


But at the end of the day, nothing and nobody is perfect. It’s an unattainable We all have our flaws that make us different from one another. We all make mistakes from time to time. We’re only human, we’re imperfect, and that’s okay.

I want this short post to be a reminder for myself and for other people that nobody is perfect, and that’s okay. Neither will you be able to please everyone that come into contact with, but that’s okay too. Continue doing what you do as long as it’s something that makes you happy and isn’t harming anyone else.

Rather than striving to be perfect, whatever ‘perfect’ may be, strive to be the best version of yourself. Worrying about being perfect and making mistakes along the way is only going to be demoralising, damaging your self confidence along the way which is no good. Striving for perfection simply isn’t reality, it’s both unrealistic and unattainable.



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6 thoughts on “Is striving for perfection reality?

  1. What a great post,, we all need to hear this message because you are so right,, no one is prefect and no one is ever going to be perfect.

    Failure is one of the best ways to learn,, if you try something new and fail at it then you have learned from your failure. Trying a second time or as many times as it takes will lead to more and more learning.

    One thing to keep in mind is you will never meet a perfect person so don’t ever expect other people to be perfect either, except your self and everyone else just as they are.

    Have a super wonderful day.


  2. I cant agree more. I actually have a big issue with being over ambitious and striving for that perfection. However, in the end, I realize that I want more and more and that this perfection is farther than I thought. So now, like you said, I try to just be a better version of myself 😉


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