One evening, as I was walking across a playground, I saw few boys playing football. There was a coach who was telling the young team what they were doing wrong and how to play strategically. The younger boys seemed to be learning from that. There was however one tall boy who did not seem happy with his game and walked off the field. He went to his father and told him " I do not want to practice. I am making mistakes." As I returned home, I had many thoughts running through my head - making mistakes, learning from them, need for appreciation and recognition. Though different people respond differently to mistakes, I also started reflecting on my past when perfection was important for me. The need for perfection brought along with it fear, anxiety, self criticism and it affected my freedom. Not anymore. When I realized that perfection actually was hindering my progress, I just got unstuck. Now I believe that I just need to give my 100% in whatever I do.
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