Imperfection improves performance

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Have you ever freestyled a presentation? Or do you check and check, overprepare, perfect those slides until you feel ‘confident’?

Imagine how much more time and energy you would have, if you allowed for imperfection.

Your performance would improve, as you would be more relaxed and less likely to be overwhelmed and overworked.

Newsflash: If you spend loads of time overpreparing and perfecting a presentation, it may be more of a confidence issue, rather than a competence issue.

In this episode, I use an example of a recent presentation I did about perfectionism, where I consciously didn’t prepare and also embraced imperfections through a mistake I made.

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If you need a self-compassionate break, telling yourself how hard it is sometimes and giving yourself some kindness instead of criticism around a mistake, then you can download a free 4min guided meditation audio on www.thethomasconnection.co.uk/break

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Michaela Thomas
Michaela Thomas

Senior Clinical Psychologist & CBT Psychotherapist

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