Stop Striving for Perfection, Start Striving for Progress


You might have noticed that we have re-branded the show from Alpha Girl Soccer podcasts to the Alpha Girl Confidence podcast.

Since I started online confidence calls, I knew that this was my true purpose and calling in life. To help girls in any sport, not just soccer.

Let's dive into today's blog!

If you're human like the rest of us,  you probably struggle with striving for perfection too often. I love this quote by Winston Churchill-

"Perfection is the enemy of progress."

I always see girls striving for perfection in their sport and school. Striving for perfection is unachievable and often leads to disappointment. So instead of this, I want you to start striving for PROGRESS.

I am going to teach you three ways that you can strive for progress and stop striving for perfection.

#1: Celebrate your wins

We tend to focus more on the negative than the positive. When you only focus on the negative, it becomes really hard to celebrate any accomplishments and progress you've made over time. Every single night before you go to bed, celebrate three new things that you're proud of that you did that day.

#2:  Set expectations for yourself

Strive to be the best and strive to do it as good as you possibly can. Remember to set expectations that you have control over. Strive to have better communication, strive to have a good attitude, strive to be a better teammate. 

#3: Look at failure as an opportunity to reflect

When you can look at a mistake and see it as an opportunity to get better, that's where you're going to see the most progress. That's where you're going to see growth. 


Please let me know if you need help with this by sending me a DM on Instagram @shayhaddow. If you need extra support, we have space available in our Alpha girl Confidence Coaching Program where we meet we go through these topics, have guest speakers. It is an awesome community to be a part of!


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