But even in our regular lives, knowing how to be perfect can help a lot. After all, perfection leads to success and a lot of happy moments too. Being perfect is a trait that we’re not born with. It’s something that we learn and understand along this journey of life.
We want perfection in everything around us, yet most of us ignore it in our own lives.
Do you want to know how to be perfect? Want to know how you can achieve your goals and lead/live a better life?
Well, it all starts when you understand about perfection and how to achieve it.
Want to know how to be perfect? All it takes is just 10 little steps in the right direction to attain perfection the easy way, one step at a time. Perfection is what all of us want.
Read these 10 steps and sincerely use them in your daily life. You’ll see the magical effects of perfection in no time.
- LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
When we achieve something, it’s called success. When you fail at something, we call it an experience. An experience isn’t a bad thing. After all, it teaches you about life and trains your mind for bigger dangers. Value your experiences and remember them. Learn from your mistakes and use those lessons to see better results the next time around.
- LEARN FROM OTHER’S MISTAKES
While mistakes and experiences can be a blessing in disguise, it’s not a pleasant feeling to fall into the pits along every step of the way just to notch up a few more experiences. At times, if you want to be perfect, you have to watch others and learn from their mistakes too. Read autobiographies of your role models, watch your enemies and friends, and learn from their hurdles and mistakes.
- BE NOBLE IN YOUR EFFORTS
There is no easy way to success. Well, unless you’re lucky. If you’re not dating lady luck or guy luck, learn to persevere. And most importantly, be genuine in your efforts, be it to please a partner or earn more money. Most people spend all their lives looking for the easy way out, and they fail miserably. If you truly want to earn respect and achieve perfection and greatness, learn to be noble and genuine in your pursuits.
- BE PREPARED, ALWAYS
You don’t want to get in trouble with your boss/teacher for not having your supplies, or run into a problem because you didn’t bring something you really needed! Throughout the day, make checklists for what you want to remember to keep you in check about what you need to do. Also, always keep a tab on your supplies! That way, you can make a note on what you need to buy.
- DON’T PROCRASTINATE
As Benjamin Franklin said, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Just try your best every day, make small and big goals and keep track of them. Do it for yourself, and be realistic! You are worth it. You can feel perfect.
- TRY TO GET INSPIRED BY OTHER PERFECT PEOPLE
If there are people around you who may seem perfect for you, try to get inspired by them by observing their way of working, making decisions, attitudes and their habits and behaviors, this will keep you motivated to be like them and attain your own perfection.
- OUT ALL YOUR EFFORT ON EACH TASK YOU DO
You must think of each task you do as the most important thing in your life, put all your efforts into it and don’t even think about failing, if you convince yourself that the world is going to end if you don’t succeed this task you will naturally become perfect in everything you do.
- MAKE A SCHEDULE
Fill out school, work, the days homework or work assignments are due, appointments, meetings, and time with friends or family. Don’t overbook yourself! You shouldn’t spend all of your time alone, but it’s perfectly okay to have some “me time”, too.
Post the schedule on the fridge, or your bedroom door, or just keep it to yourself in a purse or backpack. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you have to mentally keep track of all your plans. So don’t! Just jot it down once you think of it. It doesn’t take much time.You’ll become more organised and you’ll have less stress.
- TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Eat healthily and exercise regularly, but remember that it’s not about being super skinny or fit, it’s about being healthy. Bathe daily. Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss to have good teeth. Wash your face every morning and night to prevent breakouts. Get your hair trimmed regularly, and clip or file your nails to keep them healthy. Wear clothing that makes you look good. It doesn’t matter if you’re not seeing anybody else today or if you’re seeing everybody. Wear what you feel the best in.
These are mine little way of being healthy:
- Pick out the clothes you will wear the next day before you go to bed. It’ll help you feel better when you wake up. It gives you a little present from yourself to wake up to! Bonus points if the clothes are clean and ironed.
- Clean your room-Start with just making your bed every day or just a quick laundry pick-up, even if you just do it quickly as you walk in or just before you walk out! It’s refreshing to have your own space that you actually get excited to look at.
- DON’T BE DISTRACTED
This is one of the biggest hurdles when a person tries to be perfect, be in their work lives, their relationships or in their ambitions. There’s a little law about distraction too, the closer you are to finishing something, the more the chances of getting distracted. The closer you are to your goal, the more you tend to take things easy, because well, you’re almost there already. But it’s these little distractions that can delay your rewards all the time. When you’re focused on something, don’t be distracted. You’ll save several hours every day just by using this one tip!
1. What is your own views and contributions on this articles?
2. What was you own experience of being perfect?
3. Can you give me example of your own definition of being perfect?
Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
University of Benin