The relationship between pleasure and perfection
18 Feb 2020

The relationship between pleasure and perfection

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in

18 Feb 2020

The relationship between pleasure and perfection

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

Samantha sent a message to her girlfriends that she needed help for an upcoming event she was organizing. Everyone was ready to chip in with their expertise and help. Then another message came in. “This has to be perfect.” 

Perfect for who?

Perfect by what standards? 

Perfect by you?

Perfect for those involved? 

No one who is coming knows what is supposed to happen. Thus, if something doesn’t happen no one will ever know. (It’s the secret to tell every bride organizing a wedding.) 

Too often, our “perfection” is about what others perceive us to be. We are too worried about what others will think about us or how they will judge us. 

Perfect has nothing to do with being perfect. It’s about an image we want others to have of us. It’s built around fear. 

Instead, how can you add pleasure and fun to what you’re working on? What can you let go of to make the process more fun and pleasurable? 

Asking others to help in your perfection only causes more stress on others. It’s time to make life more pleasurable with less perfectionist tendencies.

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
© Priority Retreats International

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