Peak Performance with EFTPart I - Treating Perfectionism
Hi Everyone,In this installment Steve explores the subtle need for perfectionism that often lurks behind thescenes and causes procrastination. As he tells it....
"There are always more reasons not to go ahead. There are always more obstacles to beovercome - the biggest of which are internal barriers to high achievement. And this is whereEFT can help us to achieve peak performance. EFT can help us sort out what is really at thebottom of our inaction, procrastination, and self-sabotage - barriers that most peak performershave encountered at some point in their career."
Hugs, GaryPeak performance!!It sounds jazzy and exciting. But for those who have a commitment to peak performance itoften represents a series of daily disciplines, an endless process of coming up against massivefrustrations, and ongoing questioning and doubting, punctuated by periods of intense focusand inspiration.Mostly, the difference that makes the difference is that peak performers persist in going fortheir high goals despite these moments of doubt. They manage to keep themselves goingdespite the internal and external objections to their continuation on the path. They manage tostay committed to their goals even when all the outside evidence (and even some of theirinner voices) suggests it would be better for them to just quit.If you want to be a true peak performer, you'd better prepare for the kind of massive doubtand frustration that would cause 999 out of 1000 people to give up - and justifiably resignfrom the task.There are always more reasons not to go ahead. There are always more obstacles to beovercome - the biggest of which are internal barriers to high achievement. And this is whereEFT can help us to achieve peak performance. EFT can help us sort out what is really at thebottom of our inaction, procrastination, and self-sabotage - barriers that most peak performershave encountered at some point in their career. Often it is just fear. I say, "just fear", but fear,as Emerson stated, defeats more people than any other single thing in the world.What about the fear that you have taken the wrong path? What about the fear that you mightwaste a large part of your life building a castle in the sky? What about the fear that you willcome up short? These must all be addressed and treated or they will continue to get in theway of your performance. But as important as they are, they are usually nowhere near aspowerful as that nagging sense of doubt in your own ability, your own worthiness, and yourown goodness. The nagging thought,
"I'm not good enough"
"I'm not good enough yet".
The idea that something more is needed to make us be what we need to be. That once webecome perfect then we can proceed. So far, I haven't met one person on the peakperformance path without some challenges with self-doubt and the need to be perfect.But for most truly worthwhile goals we need to proceed before we achieve perfection becausewaiting for perfection before commencing will mean we stay permanently inactive. This iswhere EFT can help. Begin by doing some rounds of tapping on
"Even though I'm not perfect yet…".
Then continue by tapping on whatever it is you feel you lack, or whatever it is you feelyou need to have or do before you can take some real steps forward towards your ultimategoals.
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