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Thursday, April 16, 2009


Do you remember the game called “Perfection”? You had a set amount of time to place geometric shapes into the proper place before the board would “pop up” sending your pieces flying everywhere and your turn would end. I was pretty good at that game; okay, I was great (much to the disdain of my brothers and anyone else who dared to challenge me). I remember the feeling of excitement, pressure and stress as if it was yesterday-what a rush!! But, I also remember feeling relieved when it was over. In the game, I didn’t mind feeling pressure and stress because I knew it would end shortly, but I sure would not want to live everyday feeling that way. If only Perfection was just a game. Unfortunately, for some, it’s not. When you set rigid constraints and unrealistic goals, you put undue stress on yourself. Striving for perfection may work in theory, but it is hard to maintain in real life. Don’t do that to yourself. Be realistic in what you can truly accomplish in a set time and learn to accept that “Perfection” is just a game.

Dr. D. Clutter™

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