Just stumbled across this. I completely connected. I’m a horrible perfectionist, as well as a Christian, and this is something I was just talking to God about today. This is something that I definitely struggle with and, in sharing it, I hope it will give you some guidance (as it has me) in following your feet in this life.
“I have an iron will, and all of my will has always been to conquer some horrible feeling of inadequacy… I push past one spell of it and discover myself as a special human being, and then I get to another stage and think I’m mediocre and uninteresting… again and again. My drive in life is from this horrible fear of being mediocre. And that’s always pushing me, pushing me. Because even though I’ve become Somebody, I still have to prove I’m Somebody. My struggle has never ended and it probably never will.” (Madonna, in a 1991 Vanity Fair interview)
I’ve been told that this is predominantly a girl-problem.
Body Envy/Worship Envy
In every arena of life, I relentlessly compare myself to others. Not men, other women. There are the obvious ones, like comparing my muscular build to their hour glass figure, or my hipster/writer/schlep costume to their sophisticated duds…
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