Overcoming Perfectionism: A Work in Progress

While many of us develop the belief that perfectionism is something to strive for in order to achieve success, I teach my clients that this belief is actually a dangerous myth. Perfectionism is a particular form of unhappiness – a steady state of discontent - as well as a self-destructive and addictive belief system that can fuel stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-worth.Striving for perfection is the epitome of setting unrealistic and unattainable expectations. It fuels self-criticism and  leaves no room for mistakes. When we role-model perfectionistic behavior to our children, they implicitly learn that failure is not an option, that it's something to be avoided at all costs. Living life in the grips of a perfectionistic mindset may offer an illusion of control in an otherwise … [Read more...] about Overcoming Perfectionism: A Work in Progress