Friday, February 1, 2019

Views From the Bald Patch: Measure wisely

Views From the Bald Patch: Measure wisely: When I posted about progress and motivation last week, a comment there reminded me of the darker side of targets and measurements.

This is a great post about goals and motivation and how going overboard with them can be detrimental. This was my reply to the post.

I am a horrible perfectionist when it comes to myself. If I am not constantly creating, revising, working, doing, I can become absolutely vicious with myself. My thyroid burnt itself out by the time I was 15, and I have problems with becoming fatigued very easily. I heard the word "lazy" so often when I was growing up that I tend to become angry with myself for resting at all. Combined with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I am constantly chasing myself around in circles, and I never measure up to my own standards.


  1. Measuring and perfectionism paralyzes me. I can't finish things because I can't make them perfect. I am working on changing that but perfectionism is as evil as multitasking.

    1. It's something that I really struggle with. I learned it from my father, but I also think it's kind of an innate thing with me. My father died believing he was a failure, which he wasn't.
      Unfortunately, my father always harped on the idea that if you weren't wealthy, you weren't successful. This makes my current financial position even more difficult.


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