Claudia Chan

Professional Certified Life Coach
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Mon reminder: Done is better than perfect

June 22, 2020

I hope you got a chance to celebrate the father(s) or the father-figure(s) in your life!

We got a chance to walk around the park, and really enjoyed the day!

For those of you who follow me on IG, you probably saw my writing piece for my husband.

You may think it's looks awesome! But being the perfectionist like myself, I'm not going to lie, I am super unhappy with my writing.

I didn't mention this in my post because I don't want to take away from what I was posting. I wrote this for my husband and he totally deserved it!

But I am not happy with the writing at all! I hadn't had a chance to practice any calligraphy, so my writing was inconsistent. I started and restarted 4-5 times, to the point where I had to say to myself, just finish the piece and post it!

And here're the two things I want to share:

1) Calligraphy is not something that you learn, master and think you'll remain good. It's a continuous craft you need to hone in on.

It's important to accept this, esp. for my calligraphy friends, if you'd left it for a while, don't get frustrated when you come back and find your writing less than perfect! You just need to jump back and practice again! So don't give up!

2) And for those of you who're a perfectionist like myself.. done is better than perfect! Sometimes, you just need to choose your battle and let some stuff go.

Finishing something is better than giving up. Completing a task will build up your mindset, it completes the loop to reaffirm that you're a finisher and not a quitter. So even if you are not happy with the way your project is turning out, still try to finish it!

Are you also a perfectionist like myself and are highly critical of your work? Let me know!

Whether you'd pushed through before, or gave up mid way through! I'd love to hear your story!

Claudia Chan

Professional Certified Life Coach


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