Letting Go of Perfectionism…Momentarily

by Tina

So, what does “perfectionism” have to do with being an ADD/ADHD Life Coach?  Well, not only am I a Life Coach specializing in ADD/ADHD, but I also have been diagnosed with ADD and experience its wonders daily. (By the way, I use “ADD” in my writing to cover all types of ADD and/or ADHD.) 

Having ADD can mean that one tends to be a perfectionist either in general or in particular areas of their life.  I happen to be one of those who could easily be called a full-blown “Perfectionist.”  Now don’t be deceived by this term.  It doesn’t mean that I have everything in order and am always just so.  It means that I am very particular about certain things and want many things done in a way that satisfies me.  Wow, when I write this, it sounds more selfish than anything!  I’ve never thought of that angle of perfectionism.  Let’s save that for another blog post.

You may wonder how it is that I am letting go of perfectionism at the moment.  Well, you are witnessing the results of it as you read.  Before I posted a blog, my intention was to have my website exactly like I want it as to appearance, function, and basic information.  Yes, I did expect it to change as a constant work-in-progress; however, I had a vision of a constant work-of-improvement of what was already a great site.  Allow me to say that I’ve been quite humbled once again.

Posting this first blog on my very incomplete website is like my going to speak to a group of doctors on the topic of ADD while wearing my pajamas and no make-up!  (Although that could make for a great talk about certain ADD challenges…hmmm.)  Anyway, I think you get my point.  Those who know me well and those who possess even a hint of perfectionism know that THIS TOOK GUTS on my part. 

With the help of a Business Coach, I realized that I must get started with something rather than just letting my site sit without any action.  As a person with ADD, I am used to doing things a bit differently than most; I just usually see processes getting done in a different way than expected.  With my website, I began to realize that my perfectionism was causing MUCH procrastination and frustration for me; thus, I finally gave in to working on my website in the area that I felt I could begin, which is with blog posts.  Now I believe the other parts of updating my website will follow more quickly. 

Together we will see how this works!  I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts and challenges along the way without making it the focus of my blog.  And please do ask questions or make comments regarding this process as it unfolds.

The main take-away here is that someone with ADD may have to approach projects or processes a bit differently than others to begin to see progress.  Our steps may not be logical to many; however, if the steps we take DO get the job done, so to speak, we are moving in the right direction.   Others usually have to learn to be patient with us and to give us a chance when our ideas may seem a bit “out there.”  One never knows what masterpiece could come from our creative path of approaching and completing a project.

I look forward to many more discussions with you.  Please feel free to comment below as well as sharing this link with anyone if you’d like.  And yes, I will make that MUCH easier for you in the near future.  It’s a part of my work-of-improvement!

Take care of you.

Tina

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Elza Vevea

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Tina

Hi, Elza.
Thanks so much for reading and for your comment. I do hope you are back soon as I will be posting more often now.
Tina

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kopi luwak

Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, thankyou .

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Tina

Hi, Kopi.
Thanks for your comment and for reading. Please visit again soon to see new posts.
Tina

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Tina

Hi, Cara.
Thanks so much for visiting my site and for your comment. I hope you visit again soon as I will be posting more often with the holiday rush behind me.
Tina

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Merlin Guilfoos

Only a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding layout.

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Tina

Hi, Merlin.
Thanks for visiting and for your comments. I hope you visit again soon. I plan to have more posts now that the holiday rush is over.
Tina

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Tina

Hi, Angga Sustanto.

Thanks so much for your encouraging comment. I hope you subscribe to my RSS feed! There is much more to come in the very near future.

Take care of you.
Tina

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uggs

This actually answered my drawback, thanks!

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Tina

Hi! I’m so glad the post helped you. Thanks so much for reading and for your comment.

Take care of you!
Tina

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liska

Excellent site

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Tina

Thanks so much! I hope you visit again soon.

Take care of you.
Tina

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goldfishka

Thank you, very interesting site.

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Tina

You are very welcome. I hope you visit again soon!

Thanks.
Tina

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lori

Hello cousin! This is your first blog to write and my first to read!
Good luck with your website!!
Lori

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Tina

Thanks, Cousin! I’m glad mine was your first to read. Another is coming today!

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MOM

My you’ve been busy!
Keep up the good work.

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Tina

Indeed I have! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Tina

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