Refuse to Feed Habits That Don’t Serve You — And Win

Finding time becomes easier, and more enjoyable, too, when you refuse to feed habits that don’t serve you.  These are habits that steal your time and block your success at every turn.   I’m talking about habits like denial and procrastination and, yes, perfectionism, too. Simply put, they are destructive and dangerous. You see, the…

Don’t Let Your Pursuit of Excellence Tip into Perfectionism…Online or Off

The pursuit of excellence is a worthy goal and one that many successful people set for themselves. Indeed, making time to be the best that you can be and give yourself the best tools to get you there is worth striving for every day. However, as many of us may have learned the hard way, the…

Don’t Let Perfectionistic Poison Steal and Sully Your Moments

Does perfectionistic poison ruin your moments? If so, the first challenge is to recognize it. Only when you see it can you apply the antidote. But here’s the problem; if you desperately want to be perfect, self-diagnosis can feel excruciatingly painful and difficult. It’s challenging to identify your desire to please and see how it…

Perfectionism – How It Distorts and Poisons

I recently heard a story that shines a light on the cost of perfectionism in a new way. It opened my eyes to an effect of this time thief that had not occurred to me before. A friend and colleague told me about a situation years ago when she was doing an annual review with…

Put Perfectionism in Its Place: Time Tips That Help

When you put perfectionism in its place you free yourself to be as creative and powerful as you actually are. You get out of your own way and start to see what you can actually do. Indeed, one of the great illusions about perfectionism is that it is the pursuit of excellence.  Nothing could be…

Stop Perfectionism in Its Tracks with Compassion — More Timely Tips

In a previous blog post about the childhood roots of perfectionism, I shared 3 tips to help you deal with perfectionism. This self-sabotaging time thief at once slows you down and wounds you. It presents you with an impossible goal, no matter what you’re doing. Then it proceeds to criticize what you produce and eat…

Let Go of Perfectionism and Let Your Holidays Be Real

Letting go of perfectionism allows you to enjoy your holidays more fully. This is because it lets you be grounded solidly in your moments. You are free to be present to all that the season offers. On the other hand, pursuing perfectionism sets you up to hold eternally unrealistic expectations. Let go and settle in……