Sherwood points out that what we really need to survive is very different from what most people think they need to survive. What do we really need to survive? We need to breathe, to eat, to sleep, to eliminate waste. And that’s it.
Too many people think they need the approval of others, or they think they always need to
be right, or need to be perfect.
But these so-called “needs” are clearly not essential to survival, and in fact, can lessen your chances. If you are a perfectionist who “needs” everything your own way, or always have to show that you are the smartest one in the room, or always “must have” approval from others before you can act….it will usually be too late for you. You won’t be able to adapt quickly or change your plans when you truly need to.”
Chris Weber 4/1/2009