How to Overcome Perfectionism

While perfectionism may be a trait that it is easy to admire, particularly in a culture where the media regularly uses technology to erase imperfections from photos and sound, people who are perfectionists know how difficult it can be. Not how difficult it is to be “perfect,” no; they know how difficult it is to have a compulsion to be perfect and to need to achieve perfection or else not be able to do something at all. This article provides a few sayings to take the edge off of a perfectionist compulsion. The first is that perfect is boring. Flawless may describe a good diamond, but very few stories are about a flawless day.


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