Is Being a Perfectionist Holding You Back?

Recent studies have shown that perfectionist attitudes do actually interfere with success. This attitude can actually rob you of the feeling of satisfaction, whilst at the same time creating an enormous fear of failure. This in turn becomes a barrier to even starting a task – you do not even “get past go”. If this is happening to you then it is important to seek success in a more balanced way.

Do you believe that anything less than perfect is unacceptable? Do you feel that what you do is never good enough? Do you put things off as you wait for the perfect moment to begin? If your answers to these questions are affirmative then it is clear that your attitude is getting in the way of your success and fulfillment in life.

If you always strive to do your best, nobody can ask for more than that. A perfectionist knows that this is true of everyone else; they know that no-one else expects any more of them. But they expect more of themselves; they themselves expect perfection. It is a chicken and egg situation. By seeking perfection you push yourself harder, and you start off by achieving greater things, but this is never enough. You always expect even more and so never quite have that feeling of satisfaction, which eventually demoralizes you and de-motivates you, until in the end you see no point in attempting things at all.

We all need a feeling of achievement, a feeling of success to make us feel good, to feel worthwhile and to motivate us. How can you learn to temper your expectation of perfection, and change your attitude so as to maximize your potential? You are not born a perfectionist. This attitude is something which has been learned by you, probably whilst you were a child in the process of growing up. Everyone’s deepest beliefs about themselves tend to be formed within the first seven to twelve years. Once these self-beliefs are formed, we then tend to live out our lives within the parameters of them.

You’re not born with a perfectionist attitude, it is learned. And no matter how deep rooted a belief is, what can be learned can be unlearned, with the help of hypnosis. Hypnosis is the key as this state allows access to your subconscious mind, where your deep rooted beliefs and attitudes are stored. With hypnosis you can access the inner workings of your mind and make suggestions which will temper the quest for perfectionism. With hypnosis you can adjust your mindset so that you always do your best and are happy with your best, so that you experience a feeling of satisfaction. With the help of hypnosis you can learn to enjoy your successes and this in turn will motivate you to achieve greater and greater things.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for motivation, well-being and success.