If I could charge a dollar for every person who said to me, “I will do it / think about it (whatever it is) when the time is right,” I would have accumulated a lot of money by now. 

This Sunday, I climbed Mt Massive (14,427 ft) – my first 14’er, in one day. It was perhaps the most challenging climb I did so far in one day – for the combo of elevation gain (just under 4,500 ft), altitude, and speed. ⁠Another limit of my peak potential is pushed upwards toward the sky!
And as always – the mind prevails over matter, so you can do anything you set your mind to. We are the only ones who set our limits, nobody else. Everything will line up when you genuinely want to achieve something. ⁠

Have you ever experienced thoughts about the “right time”? Some people get it more than others. Some call it procrastination. As a recovering perfectionist, I admit that happened to me a lot. And what is interesting and contradictory is that it didn’t save me from making mistakes in my life. It probably added to them.

Now, what is the gap between acting prepared and never acting because you can never be prepared? Can you ever be prepared completely? Is there a universal measurement of preparedness? I know, so many questions!  

The difference is in the actual and perceived risk. In a perfectionist mind, the concept of risk is tremendously exaggerated, perhaps not out of fear but of any other important core values that this task is about to satisfy. Risk means perceived failure, and failing is disastrous for a perfectionist. It can damage the identity one creates for themselves, it can ruin their reputation. 

One more thing I noticed about perfectionists is how vulnerable they can be and how well they cover it up. Vulnerability is a good thing, as it allows you to experience emotions fully and feel life to the fullest. However, because emotions are risky and unpredictable, a perfectionist tends to avoid them.   

The downfall of a perfectionist is that he/she never can achieve perfection. Nobody can. As simple as that. 

The answer is in physics and the nature of material substances. Nothing is permanent because there is always a movement and therefore change. No matter how prepared you are, you can never fully know what will happen. 

The only sure thing you can have is the state of your mind – and it is only what you can have control of because it is yours. 

You can train your mind any way you choose, it is neuroplastic, suggestable, and it rules your life. Feed it wisely, and it will do wonders for you, feed it with fear and negativity, and it can destroy you. Feed it wisely! 

Learning to maintain desirable and resourceful states of mind is definitely a process, one worthwhile taking. Can you imagine being able to choose a state of mind before an event or as a reaction to an external event? But this is a topic for a different post.

So, prepare well, be bold, risk for a reward, feel these emotions, and explore the world fully!

What is your next challenge? 😉

With this practical information, you can have a competitive advantage. You will understand your body and mind better and capitalize on your strengths. This way, I will help you develop a plan to strengthen your weak points in a deliberate and educated manner. No more guessing – the science is here to help you achieve your goals and peak performance.

All my articles result from my direct clinical experience with my patients and clients over many years of practice. I’m sharing my insights and best practices that brought success to many people. 


Dr. Maya Sarkisyan 

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