and Depression: What to Do
When Being a Perfectionist Drags You Down
By Sedona Training Associates staff and Hale Dwoskin
perfection in all areas of your life, from work to home and
everywhere in between, may seem like a noble deed -- even
one that perhaps we should all strive for.
Like a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing, maintaining a perfectionist attitude can defeat you when you least expect it.
we feel like we need to get something perfect we rarely feel
that we have achieved the perfection we are striving for.”
constant feeling that they are letting someone, including
themselves, down, because, after all, nothing is ever
people just when the fast-moving world requires more
flexibility and comfort with ambiguity than ever. It turns
people into success slaves.”
This, in turn, can lead to stress- illness, low self-esteem, relationship problems, decreased productivity and even suicidal thoughts.
You Paralyzed by Perfection? Time to Break Free
* People will not like me if I’m not perfect
* I’ll avoid anything I can’t do well
* I’m a failure because I didn’t achieve a goal
* I must keep everything in my life under rigid control
* I’m depressed because something didn’t come out right
* Anyone who criticizes me is stupid
is also extremely helpful to allow yourself to love or
accept yourself as you are. The more you love and accept
yourself as you are, and the more you allow yourself to
accept your performance, the happier you’ll feel, and the
more likely you’ll be to produce stellar results.”
let go of the feeling that you must reach an unrealistic
level of perfection, and get in touch with the reality that
you can be great even if you’re not perfect.
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