Childhood Roots of Perfectionism — Find Them and Find Your Freedom

If you go back and explore your history, you may well discover your childhood roots of perfectionism. Indeed, perfectionism often takes hold in early childhood. And the earlier it starts, the deeper and more entangled are its roots. In previous posts, we’ve explored the challenges presented by perfectionism. So, now, I invite you to build on what you’ve…

Set Yourself Free from Perfectionism with These Timely Tips

When you’re free from perfectionism you have access to more energy than you might have ever known you had. So, where’s the key to that freedom? How can you give yourself this gift? Well, in a previous post about the dangers of perfectionism I shared some thoughts about the ways that it poisons your moments. And when you…

Does Perfectionism Poison Your Moments? Well, This Helps…

Whether you’re 16 or 66, one of the biggest time thieves going is what I call ‘Perfectionism Poison.’ Sometimes it’s subtle – sometimes it’s glaring. But on any and every level, perfectionism exerts a paralyzing influence. So, does perfectionism poison you?  If so, the first challenge is to recognize it. Only when you see it can you apply…

The Perfectionism Trap Doesn’t Have to Trip You Up Today, or Ever

Perfectionism is definitely a trap. Parading as a worthy goal, it keeps you stuck and perpetually discouraged with yourself. So, overcoming perfectionistic tendencies and altering perfectionistic choices helps to free you up to be your most creative and productive self. Conversely, allowing perfectionism to hobble you and steal your energy and confidence leaves you endlessly spinning…

Upgrade Your Time Skills Today with These 7 Timely Tips

Your time skills affect everything about your life. The good news is that skills aren’t magical. No, in fact, you develop and sharpen them through practice. So, here are some time skills for your consideration. Having them in your time toolbox will help you make time choices that enhance your productivity, as well as your…

Creativity Thrives When Perfectionism Isn’t Stifling Your Excellence

Creativity requires space for exploring, expanding, and blossoming. Your creativity is very often sparked by mistakes and wrong turns. The binding, critical, constricted energy of perfectionism is the enemy of your creativity. So, doing the work to overcome perfectionism in your life frees you up. It allows you to be your most creative and productive self.…

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…