Problem #6: Self-Centeredness

Today’s post is part 6 of a 10 part series: 10 Problems with Perfection

What are you thinking about RIGHT NOW? Go ahead, you can be honest with ______________.

If you are alone in the room, car, airport, coffee shop (wherever you might be) reading this post there is only one answer to this fill-in-the-blank.

YOU. Or me, myself, I, your’s truly…

We are now deep into this series and have examined 5 key problems with the concept of perfection. Today is one of the more obvious predicaments that results from chasing perfection.

As long as you strive for perfection, your life is ALL ABOUT YOU. You are working, hustling, grinding, doing whatever you can to achieve this abstract (and non-existent) concept in your mind. You tell yourself…”maybe if I work harder” and “if only I could have a chance, then I would excel.” Notice the common denominator in these 2 statement…I and I and I and I (you get the point.)

The pursuit of perfection is a lonely road. You will do whatever it takes to get there including sacrificing valuable relationships. You won’t necessarily mean to but it will nonetheless happen. Think about this if you are dead-set on finding the “perfect ending, and beginning, and middle for that matter” to your life…WHAT’S THE POINT OF PERFECTION IF YOU HAVE NO ONE TO SHARE IT WITH?

How could you sustain your current relationships or give life to new ones? If you are chasing perfection, you will have nothing left to give. It takes too much effort to focus on you, yourself and your own interests.

So for the purpose of this post, I simply want to ask you to carefully evaluate the trajectory of your life. If you find that a disproportionate amount of time and focus are directed towards self-serving interests, could you stop and commit just on R.A.K?

Do I have your attention now, would you like to know what in the world an R.A.K. is? I think if you give it some of your valuable otherwise self-absorbed energy, you can figure it out….

Ok, Ok, I believe you have it in you today to commit one RANDOM.ACT.of.KINDNESS! You may find that it will create a domino effect?

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