Friday Fuel! Perfectionism

Happy Friday!

Self-doubt can have a crippling effect on a person’s confidence and ability to get things done.  I for one have had many instances of self-doubt and 99% of the time is was because I was obsessing about being perfect.  In a article I recently read, it sited that “women are more likely than men to be perfectionists, holding themselves back from answering a question, applying for a new job, asking for a raise, until they’re absolutely 100 percent sure we can predict the outcome (example: Women applied for a promotion only when they met 100%  of the qualifications. Men applied when they met 50%).” COME ON! REALLY LADIES?!

Perfectionism is self-destruction because it simply does not exist.  There is no such thing as perfect and the day I came to that realization (with the help of Brene Brown’s books – read them!) was the day my attitude towards life was changed for the better and my confidence went through the roof.  More specifically, in my work life, I have wholeheartedly adopted the concept that the world rewards productivity not perfection.  Here is an article that gives us a snapshot on how perfectionism holds us back and a second one to help those of you who struggle with perfection, to overcome it.  Embrace imperfection!


Today’s quote is from Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly:

“Perfectionism is not the path that leads us to our gifts and to our sense of purpose; it is the hazardous detour”


The closest thing to perfection…Chumlee’s weekly glamour shot!  🙂
(photo credit to Andrew Turner – check out his skills on Flickr)

Embrace the day!
Twitter: @CTurner_StrongThank you for reading and please pass along!  Lift others as you rise!

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