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…

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…

Truth Serum for Perfectionistic Poison

Truth serum is what you need if your life is infected with perfectionistic poison. And truth serum is what we shared recently in our post titled “Perfection Paralysis – Overcome It with 3 Tips.” You see, many of us (myself included) carry inside what I call a perfectionist sub-self. This sub-self gives us messages and supports time…

Perfectionism: Wise Voices Weigh In!

Perfectionism doesn’t have to undermine your confidence, sap your energy, and bring your productivity to a frustrating halt. We’ve been looking at ways that you can counter the perfectionistic messages that you carry with you. And the good news is that, with practice and steadiness, your Wise Voice really can overcome

Perfectionism: Edit Your Inner Dialogue and Break Free!

Perfectionism trips up so many people (myself included)! Moving beyond your perfectionism is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Think about it: Finding time to do your best involves preparation and focus – AND it also involves letting go. Knowing when to let go is the key to your freedom. Your time is…

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 

Perfectionism Trap: 3 Time Tips to Free You!

Perfectionism is NOT the pursuit of excellence! That’s a crippling illusion.  In reality excellence is choked and stifled by perfectionism. As artist and writer Julia Cameron has written: “Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing