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Perfectionism Reflections

(Almost) Perfect

In Linchpin: Are You Indispensable, Seth Godin discusses the problem with “(almost) perfect.” As we progress on a task or project, it will take more time and effort to improve. The time required to get from 95% to 99% perfect takes more time than it…

Perfectionism Reflections

Seven Posts

A few months ago, I gave myself a goal to do seven posts a week. I sat at my desk at home after 10 hours at work and less than 5 hours of sleep. I spent 4 hours clicking around doing everything while getting nothing done. I couldn’t focus.…

Failure Perfectionism

Fears are the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Is fear limiting you from living the life you want to live? As perfectionists, we live controlled lifestyles because we are afraid of rejection and failure. We avoid the things that we’re scared of because we worry about the unknown. This might keep us safe, but we’ll…


What is an Imperfectionist?

“Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.” – Perfectionists are workaholics because they find it difficult to be happy with their work unless…