Do Not Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Good Enough
We are taught that if you are going to do anything, do it well.
However, there are times when it is wiser to do it “good enough”. Since most of the time people who stutter are perfectionists, I teach them to settle for good enough.
I convince them that being human organisms who are born and raised in our society, we will be Forever Fallible Messed-Up Human Beings. A segment on fallibility from one of my therapy sessions is on the YouTube. Note this is not a perfect, the best, or even near the top 20 of my videos.
If you want to, you can beat me up.
I am not scared to have a video tape out showing me be fallible. And in changing your emotions remember that you will at the start be imperfect. And later on will sometimes mess up. Don’t run away,
but accept your self as a Forever Fallible Messed-Up Human Beings who is entitled to do some things so that they are merely good enough.