Excellence vs Perfection — How to Keep Your Head in the Game

Stepping toward excellence vs. perfection is all about your choices and your success. But are you able to keep the two sorted for yourself? Indeed, one of the great illusions about perfectionism is that it is the pursuit of excellence.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Excellence is smothered by perfectionism.  As artist and…

Your Perfectionism Holds You Back — How to Fight It With 3 Powerful Tips

Your perfectionism isn’t a positive trait, even though there are ways that our culture often seems to reward it. In fact, your perfectionism stands in your way. It never, ever helps you get to your goals. Finding time to accomplish your goals can become challenging when your expectations are so high that they are impossible…

How to Root Out Perfectionism by Digging Down to Its Roots

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…

Excellent or Perfect? How You Answer Really Matters

Is it excellent or perfect? What you think about this question, and where you draw the line, makes a huge difference in your life. Maybe you are wondering, today, whether your desire for excellence is healthy or something that steals your time and peace of mind. Here are some considerations to help you explore what…

Fear of Mistakes and Perfectionism — How to Let Go and Live

Fear of mistakes is a time thief that slows you down and keeps you from exploring, innovating, and learning as you go. And it’s a fear that is a powerful fuel for perfectionism. I speak from experience, as I’m a recovering perfectionist. And what that means in practice is that I’m inclined to check and…

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…