A few years ago, I was asked to give advice to current high schoolers at my alma mater. I shared how much I’d changed.
Perfectionism says you’ll never be good enough. You’ll never work hard enough. You’ll never have enough. You’ll never be enough.
I wrote this article back when I was on leave from school. Though my situation has changed, the core message is the same: I am enough. Even if I can do nothing, I am enough.
Newsflash: My value isn’t in how perfect my life looks, and neither is yours. You and I are free.
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