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Daily Lift #714

Give Up Perfectionist Demands

If your peace of mind depends on getting everything you want and having everything just perfect, this is a recipe for unhappiness. Why? Because no human being can sustain this perfection over any period of time! As soon as the situation changes and you find yourself missing things, your life will be full of suffering and worry.

To achieve constant peace of mind, master the ability of not desiring anything unrealistic.

Today, ask yourself: Do I demand perfection, or am I willing to give in to things which are beyond my control?

(see Madraigas Haadam; Nekudas haemes, ch.3; Gateway to Happiness, p.76)

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