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Since the suggestions which we receive in hypnosis, or the ones we give to ourselves in self-hypnosis, are often more effective than the things we say to ourselves in everyday life, this list provides us with an excellent source of suggestions or autosuggestions if perfectionism has been a difficulty for you. However, a hypnotic induction is not necessary for these affirmations to be accepted. You simply need to go over them a few times each day in your mind until they become part of your everyday reality, much as you might repeat a set of physical exercises until you have reached the level of comfort you desire.
If your perfectionism is more than the "everyday garden variety" which we all experience at times, you may need to explore the possibility of talk therapy and/or psychotropic medication in order to obtain a satisfactory resolution. But for almost everybody, incorporating the following beliefs into your philosophy of life will enable you to enjoy life a great deal more!
- No one can be totally perfect.
- I'm not perfect and I never will be — tough!
- It's okay to want to do my best. Doing well does not necessarily mean being the best.
- I perform in many different roles and it is highly unlikely that I will excel in every role at all times.
- Just because I make a mistake does not mean I am a mistake.
- To be human is to err.
- The pressure I put on myself to perform perfectly is an unrealistic pressure that can actually cause me to perform worse because I will be worried and nervous.
- The pressure I put on myself to perform perfectly creates an extra source of stress that can affect me emotionally and physically.
- Trying to do my best is a reasonable goal, but it will not always be achieved.
- Few things in life are exact. Things can be done in a variety of ways and have many different solutions.
- People do not always agree on what is correct or right. Judgments are often subjective.
- I will try to set my own realistic goals, please myself, and have the strength to be creative and different in the face of others' potential disapproval.
- Our whole society is geared to expect that people will make mistakes and errors. Examples are traffic tickets, prison, consumer recalls, consumer complaints, refunds, legal suits, etc.
- True friends accept imperfection.
- Mistakes do not equal incompetence. Mistakes are just mistakes —period!
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