Perfection Paralysis – Overcome It with 3 Tips

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Perfection needn’t paralyze you!

Perfection isn’t something you can attain. It is a goal that is unreachable and that freezes you in your tracks.

I call it perfection paralysis, and today I want to share with you 3 tips for overcoming this discouraging and insidious time thief.

These are action-oriented suggestions  that you can use immediately as you work to let go of perfectionism and move forward with your projects and life goals. So I invite you to enjoy exploring these experiential opportunities, and feel free to email me at paula[at]thetimefinder[dot]com with your questions, responses, and any insights you’d like to share.

Overcoming Perfection Paralysis – 3 Tips

1. Perfectionism is a learned attribute that you can unlearn.

You were not born a perfectionist. You learned perfectionistic behavior from others, and you can unlearn it now. Next time you hear your perfectionist voice, identify the original source, if you can. Was it from your family constellation or someone you modeled yourself after? Envision these perfectionist messages in a heavy sack of expectations which you can now set down and leave behind.

2. When perfectionism leads to procrastination, replace it with an achievable goal.

Inevitably, perfectionism will prevent you from attempting something, because you fear not doing it well enough. Remember, it is your own standards that are unrealistically lofty. If you feel stuck in a project, try replacing sky high expectations with a doable stretch, and then identify your next action step.

3. Release the shackles of perfectionism by naming the fear that serves as the lock.

Tyrannical perfectionism both springs from and generates destructive fears. Identify the specific concerns that constrict you. The level of control that perfectionism promises is illusory. Identify the illusions and replace them with realistic alternatives.

Ready to start?

1. List 2 things you can do right now to reduce your perfectionism.

2. Describe how your life will change if you reduce your perfectionism. What will be the gains?

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