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Negativity

The restaurant made a mistake with my order then told me it was my fault for not being clear. It felt like the man at the post office had a vendetta against me. I got trolled in (of all places) a botany forum. Someone…

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Love Yourself

We say yes as a way to show love. A perfectionist’s need to say yes is dangerous because it originates from the desire to gain acceptance and approval from others. It doesn’t stem from the self-compassion that is required to foster genuine relationships. Putting others first is not always…

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Celebrating 100!

We’ve released over 100 imperfectionist quote bytes! All of our quotes are hand-picked and matched with one of our original photos. Below are some of our favorites:                       Get your daily dose on Facebook,…

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Are you Pretending?

You can spend a lifetime being someone else. That someone else is probably easier to be. People accept him more. He has a six figure salary, and “important” people admire and respect him. He drives a nicer car and has a white picket fence…

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Dwell on the Positive

One thought about your to-do list leads to worries about your kids. Concerns about your kids makes think about your parents. Then your health and your job. Oh, and all the emails and how your bathroom is a mess. Somehow all of that leads…

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Tell Me a Story

Yesterday, a woman told me that her favorite thing to do is to ask someone to tell her a story. She works at a shop selling eclectic t-shirts, stuffed animals, and other souvenirs, and she loves hearing the stories of how people grew up. She…

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“You Can Do Anything, but Not Everything.”

Your potential is limited if you say yes to every opportunity, every invitation, every project, and every new activity. Say no to the inner perfectionist that tells you that you’ll never be good enough if you say no. Instead, focus your attention on the…

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Make More Mistakes

My resolution for this year is to make more mistakes. It was Neil Gaiman’s wish to his readers in 2011, and I wish the same for all of you. Take more risks. Write more often.Invent new things. Make more art. Imperfect your life. Be the real…

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Notice the Flowers

For much of my adult life, I never saw flowers. I moved through each day so concerned about the past or worried about tomorrow that I never paid attention. At the end of each day, ask yourself if noticed the flowers. The world gives…

Gratitude Quotes Reflections

Stop, Look, and then Go

Often, we move so quickly through the holidays that we don’t have a chance to enjoy it. We can’t afford all of the presents. The gifts we still have to buy. The pile of Christmas party invites. We worry about where everyone will sleep,…