How To Overcome Perfectionism

Today, I’m giving you access to one of our popular Soul Strolls: Overcome Perfectionism.

My love for tennis has only grown since I started playing last year, so you better believe I loved watching 19 year old Coco Gauff win her first Grand Slam at the US Open the other week.

(Me, still playing!)

As I listened to the commentary on her matches, there was one lesson that stuck with me deeply.

You see, Coco has a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist, just like many of us in this community.

And because of that, whenever she wasn’t playing an A+ game, she would get down on herself.

The energy and negative self-talk that gets generated when she gets down on herself is the exact energy that would throw her off her game.

Her desire to be perfect was the very thing preventing her from winning! (Can you imagine?;)

When we feel the need to always be better, do more and do everything perfectly, we generate internal energy and self-talk that drains us, preventing us from meeting the moment.

The Solution?

Coco began accepting that her B game was good enough.

This means she could miss shots during a match, lose points or even lose a set. But even with these so-called ‘losses’, she can still WIN a match.

The irony of it is that the more she accepted these ‘failures’, the more she let them go.

The more she lets them go, the more in the moment she is.

The more in the moment she is, the more present, focused and powerful she becomes.

And so, she doesn’t have to constantly play A+ tennis to win.

In other words, Good Enough is Good Enough.

This mentality applies to almost everything we do in life.

So my question for you is can you accept the idea that your “B game” can still lead to success?

In order to help you through this process, I created a new Soul Stroll inside The Movement called Overcome Perfectionism. (It’s only 15 minutes because I wanted to show you that you can do a B workout and still have great benefits.)

Can’t wait to hear what you think!


P.S. Next week, I’m releasing something really exciting that’s going to help you start playing your B game with more regularity and comfort. You’re going to see how this mental shift will lead to your success. I can’t wait for you to see it

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