There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to do your best.
But what happens when wanting to do your best keeps you from living your best life?
Have you ever had a project that you wanted to start - you had really great ideas - and great hopes of what the finished project would look like - and then you started thinking about how this is going to be the best project that you've ever worked on - no one will have ever seen such a project before - and your mind starts swirling with all of this pressure that you've just put on yourself to make it such a great project - and you immediately get overwhelmed and just need to step back from it - just for a little bit - and then months go by and you remember that you had a great idea for a project that you never started
(and definitely didn't complete)?

Sound at all familiar?

Perfectionism can be really amazing - it can push you forward and keep your standards very high. It can make sure you're living your life to your best potential.

But... it can also be a saboteur in your life. It can keep you from finishing projects, which can do a real number on your self esteem.

Many of us are recovering perfectionists. We strive for the best of ourselves. We push and push and often achieve the best. But at what cost? And who really cares?
And when do we say enough is enough?

Let this be our mantra:

I AM not perfect
nor will I ever be.
I am a work in progress,
and that is definitely

Let it sink into every cell of your being - the message is that important.

Are there any areas in your life where you push yourself a bit too hard?
Are there any projects that need to be finished that you've set aside because you felt overwhelmed?
Which would you rather have - lots of completed, "good enough" projects or lots of uncompleted "perfect" projects?

I am a recovering perfectionist, and I'm learning that good enough is a really great thing.

Author's Bio: 

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck.