perfectionism

Progress Over Perfection

I have written previously about the benefits of striving for excellence rather than perfection. Perfection is based on an external standard – an impossible to achieve one I might add. Excellence is about striving to be the best you can possibly be. The standard is one set by yourself. The goal is to be YOUR best [...]

This is Better than Perfection

Many of my students strive for perfection. In theory, there’s nothing wrong with this PURSUIT. However, in practice, many people associate validity and self worth with the attainment of perfection. If you achieve perfection, you are a good, worthy human being. If you “fail” to achieve perfection, you are somehow “less than” those you perceive [...]

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