How to Root Out Perfectionism by Digging Down to Its Roots

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Root out perfectionism…

When you’re ready to root out perfectionism, it’s important to seize the moment. So, if you feel thwarted by perfectionistic energy in your life, let’s get started.

The best place to start to root out perfectionism is by looking more closely at the verbal and nonverbal messages you received growing up. As you come to recognize lessons learned early, you’ll be able to let go of what doesn’t serve you.

These insights free you to start replacing those undermining messages with clear and supportive self-talk. And making these changes is like stepping into a whole new world of possibility.

So, if you’re ready, let’s root out perfectionism with 3 key questions:

1: What Perfectionist Messages Were You Given as a Child?

Think back to when you were young and first experienced pressures to be perfect. What explicit, spoken messages did you receive about being perfect? List them, then ask yourself the following:

  • Who delivered these messages?
  • How did you respond?
  • What patterns, springing from those days, do you continue in your adult life?

2: What Nonverbal Messages About Being Perfect Influenced You?

What actions did you witness as a child that spurred your desire to be perfect? Was perfectionism modeled by important people in your life? Were you trying to compensate for some lack in your life by striving for perfection?

  • Describe what you observed and experienced.
  • How did you feel?
  • In what ways do you perpetuate this in your adult life?

Now, step back and appreciate the insights that you are opening yourself to as you work to root out perfectionism in your life. What lessons are you learning about the things that triggered your early desire to be perfect? Notice how, when you look at those ancient messages now, you can see just
how outdated they are. This undercuts their power over you in the present.

3: Use Your Powers of Logic to Root Out Perfectionism.

You can overcome perfection paralysis with logical questions. The next time you say, “But it’s still not perfect,” ask yourself:

  • What would be perfect?
  • How would an impartial observer describe what I’ve done — right now?
  • What does this tell you?

Perfectionism paralyzes, undermining your ability to move forward. No matter how essential your excessive standards might seem, they actually prevent you from achieving your potential. So the next time you feel immobilized by perfectionism, use logic to create a positive foundation to move from.

Just look at all you’ve uncovered and learned. In childhood, you did your best to keep yourself safe. Now, invite yourself to stretch. As you leave perfectionism behind and explore brave new vistas, think of all you’ll find.

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