Welcome to the Mindset Coach Academy Podcast. I'm Lindsey Wilson. And I am a high performance mindset coach, a mom, a former professional athlete and an entrepreneur. I help coaches and high performers optimize their mindset to improve their coaching their performance and those other athletes and their lives. Here, you'll learn all about mindset, how to live it, how to teach it, and how to sell it.
Hi all, and welcome to Mental Monday. My name is Lindsay Wilson. And this is the Mindset Coach Academy podcast where we talk about how you can improve your mindset give you one tip, tool, or technique that you can implement today.
Today, I want to talk about perfectionism blindness. Okay, so quick little story, when I was in college, playing basketball, we would watch game film, I would go in by myself and watch game film. And I have to tell you that I hated it. I hated it so much. Because even if I thought I did it, because I knew that it would help me, but I did not like it.
And there was such a big part of my brain that wanted to find any reason to not do it. And this is why because even if I had played well, objectively, or at least I thought I did, I would see myself play and I would think, Oh my god, I made so many mistakes. I did so many stupid things. I would just sit there like with my hand on my head, like what were you thinking like that turnover?
Like, oh my god like, idiot, right? That's what I would think. And I was very much a perfectionist. And when you have this mentality, and there is a part of all of us that that can be it can be helpful, right, you can be very driven, you can be very have very high standards. It's not all bad. But the negative part of it is it creates this blindness.
And it's blindness that you want, right? Like you you're trying to keep your sort of head in the sand, because you don't want to actually look at how you can improve. And so I just wanted to bring this up.
Because I think when we are so hard on ourselves when we expect things to be perfect, and we get so emotionally wrapped up in making mistakes or things not being perfect. It's such a hindrance to our growth because we refuse, or at least it's really hard we make ourselves really look at ourselves, and really look at how we can improve.
And that's really the only way to improve is to look at the good and the bad. And so I wanted to bring this up because I think that it is a huge blind spot. If you are a driven like perfectionist type of person, you may not be taking the time to really look at places you can improve, because it hurts so much, right? Because when you actually do look at yourself, and you see all the messiness, you're so overly hard on yourself, that makes me not want to do it.
And so this today, and this week, might I offer a little respite from that, that it is okay to be imperfect, it is okay to make mistakes, it is okay to mess up. That is a part of growth. And, of course, you know this on a conscious level. But to really sink into that feeling.
And taking that look at yourself, seeing all your weaknesses, seeing the places you want to improve, and recognizing that if you are a driven person, which you are, we have to look at the places that we don't want to look. And we have to free ourselves from being so overly hard on ourselves, that we avoid it.
Don't avoid it, look at it and know that you're gonna be okay. Those are my thoughts for today. We'll see you again next week on mental Monday. Bye for now.
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