With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power that he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11

At some point perfectionist standards get set too high, and life becomes nothing more than a series of measured self-driven performances.

The drive to be perfect becomes self-defeating as we often place intense pressure on ourselves. This can become crippling and blinding to our true purpose.

Our goals become only outcome-based instead of process-driven and the joy goes away.

This tightens us up like a banjo string often causing us to act impulsively or not at all.

We begin to judge each step in a way that causes us to miss most of the opportunities that would have brought joy back into the process.

Judging distances us and kills the joy that comes from intimacy of the relationships we have to share in the process of daily life.