Find Time to Start Freeing Yourself from Perfectionism Now!

Finding time to overcome perfectionism in your life can free you up to be your most creative and productive self.

Conversely, allowing perfectionism to shackle you and your energy will leave you frustrated, discouraged, and perpetually spinning your tires.

Excellence vs. Perfection

This is because perfection is an illusion, and a harsh one at that! The difference between striving for excellence and striving for perfection is something that we explored not long ago on the Time Finder, where we concluded:

  • Excellence is always evolving and changing. You attain one level of excellence and then strive for the next. Each moment offers new opportunities for excellence.
  • Perfection, on the other hand, is where you stop. What could follow? There is something about perfection that is, at its core, inimical to the human condition.

CriticismThe Voice of the Inner Critic

Your inner critic thrives on the expectation of perfection.  Your creativity, on the other hand, is stifled as fear constricts the free flow of your energy and ideas. This, in turn adds even more fuel for your inner critic’s constant, unhelpful messages.  Indeed, the more that perfectionism affects your energy the less you are able to accomplish, enabling this debilitating cycle to perpetuate itself pretty much endlessly.

In our recently-featured article on Solo-E titled “How to Unlock the Shackles of Perfectionism to Win Back Your Time” you can find a quick exercise to help you identify the ways that your self-talk (and the illusory beliefs that it springs from) can hold you back.

This helps…

Is perfectionism something that keeps you stuck and unable to access your fullest energy and richest creative powers? I invite you to begin the process of identifying and unlocking the messages that hold you back, and then freeing yourself from them, one-by-one.  Make a start today – and drop me a line.  I’d love to hear how it goes!

What if you could find another hour every day? You can! You are invited to sign up and download The New Finding Time Boundary Template. It’s FREE, and when you sign up you will also receive (if you don’t already) my FREE, weekly Finding Time Tips and my FREE, monthly Award-Winning Finding Time E-zine!

Let’s explore time together …


  1. Paula,
    It’s like you wrote this with ME in mind. I should be really be swimming in your words. I need this re-enforcement regularly. I will surely go and read further.
    Thank you!

  2. Hi Christina –

    I am SO glad that this post resonated for you (it does for me, as well)! Thanks for taking the time to comment … and I look forward to running into you again as you explore The Time Finder in the weeks ahead. For now, here’s to the pursuit of EXCELLENCE and …

    … to your time success!


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