I’m bad at perfectionism
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You know how it is when you hear yourself on a recording and cringe at what you’ve said or how you sound?
And then you hope that nobody hears that recording?
That’s how I felt listening to the first fifteen minutes of my interview with Dr Patricia Zurita Ona, host of the Playing It Safe podcast.
Thoughts went through my mind like:
- people are going to think, ‘who does this guy think he is?’
- Everybody else Patricia has interviewed can just rattle off the names of books and authors. Why can’t I remember names that I know really well?
- That was nowhere near as good as I thought it would be.
In other words I engaged in the very same mental processes that I mention in the interview – prediction, comparisin and evaluation. The same processes that lead us to worry, to procrastinate and to avoid things through perfectionism.
But so that I can share this interview with you I’m holding these thoughts lightly and asking you to listen to this episode and the upcoming one where Dr Z and I get to the heart of how we hold ourselves back.
Jump straight to the podcast here: