A Perfect Trap

October 15th, 2016 § Comments Off on A Perfect Trap § permalink

7 of Pentacles - Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

Watching the School of Life video below called The Perfectionist Trap, got me thinking about the 7 of Pentacles.

It’s a card that points to a feeling of frustration at not being ‘good’ enough. It can describe the fear that while others succeed, we, on the other hand, are nothing more than failures, or that, at the very most, pale copies of those who are great.

Though it’s true that we’ll often find that we’re not as ‘good’ as other people might be at something, and that we haven’t achieved the notoriety or kudos that someone else in our field may have, not being the best at something is certainly not a good enough reason for not continuing to work at it, especially if it’s something we really like doing.

An important piece of advice triggered by the appearance of the 7 of Pentacles is to persevere, to keep going and not give up simply because it’s not always easy. If you keep at it, you’re likely to be quite satisfied with the results, something you definitely won’t be if you just give up.

And that seems to be what the School of Life is saying too. Take a look …

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