Perfection Doesn’t Exist But We Still Try Hard To Prove That Theory Wrong.

Dr Nicholas Jenner

The-Perfectionist-Scale-846x871Samuel McChord Crothers once wrote ” try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.” Do you feel like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Do you often put things off, waiting for ideal conditions? Do you feel you must give more than 100 percent on everything you do or else ? If so, rather than simply working toward success, you may in fact be trying to be perfect.

Perfectionism refers to a set of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors aimed at reaching excessively high unrealistic goals. Perfectionism is often mistakenly seen in our society as desirable or even necessary for success. However, recent studies have shown that perfectionist attitudes actually interfere with success. The desire to be perfect can both rob you of a sense of personal satisfaction and…

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