Stop Perfection Paralysis in Its Tracks — Listen to Your Inner Adult

How do you get yourself moving when what I call ‘Perfection Paralysis’ has you stuck? Interestingly, the answer can be found in some questions. Clear, direct questions are one of the best antidotes to perfectionism because they help you unmask the unrealistic expectations and self-critical energy that keep you stuck. Until you deal with it, Perfection…

Perfection Paralysis 2 – Ask Paula

Perfection paralysis plagues many smart, successful people. Are you one of them? If so, you’re not alone. Here’s a question we received after yesterday’s post. It’s from Marina, in Albuquerque:

Perfectionism – How It Poisons Your Time

Perfectionism is a major challenge for many smart, high-achieving people – and perhaps most especially for successful women. Are you one of them?  Does perfectionism slow you down, skew your 

Find Time to Cook Rice

Today’s Finding Time quotation is a Chinese proverb that is quite simple, and yet gets to the point powerfully, as so many proverbs do. “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” Whoever came up with Nike’s “Just do it” slogan may have been familiar with this snippet of wisdom; but I think it actually gets at a more…