All-or-nothing thinking is a a cognitive distortion. Cognitive meaning the way you understand, think, and perceive. And Distortion meaning misleading or irrational. All-or-nothing thinking and fear of failure paved a perfect path to perfectionism. I was raised with impossibly high expectations that I could never meet and as miserable as that made me, it was familiar, so I stayed on that poison path for far too long and continuously moved the goalposts for myself. I still cringe when I recall my flawless execution in my attempts to control everything. I over-planned, freaked out when things don’t go according to my plan, obsessed over small details and catastrophized everything. I was addicted to friction as if perpetual struggling was my sole purpose here on earth. Believing that I had power over people and situations was abusive both to myself and the people around me.
" For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound) " is a song written by Stephen Stills. USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES