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The Truth About Perfectionism

Who here has at least a hint of perfectionism? (Raising my hand.)

Who here also thinks that their perfectionism makes them better? (Hand is still up.)

Rubin said a quote that hit home to me—Perfectionism is about anxiety, not standards. Studies show that the more perfectionist tendencies you have, the more psychological disorders you suffer.  You can have high standards while still giving yourself grace when you don’t meet them all the time. That self-compassion is what helps you dust yourself off and get back in the saddle again. So today, challenge that inner voice that tells you that your perfectionism is key to your success — questioning the ‘why’ behind perfectionism is the first step in breaking free.


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