I noticed that if I can’t do something perfectly, then I don’t do it at all.
If I can’t go to the gym for 3 hours, then I don’t go at all.
If I can’t speak French fluently, then I pretend I have no French. This really freaks out people at work who suddenly realize I’ve understood all their French conversations they’ve been having in the hallway for the past decade.
I need to start understanding that some is better than none. I have a very categorical, all-or-nothing mentality, and it isn’t always good.