Working Conversations Episode 87:
6 Ways to Overcome Perfectionism
Is perfectionism holding you back?
A lot of us are perfectionists!
In fact, I am a recovering perfectionist. I say recovering instead of recovered because I am a work in progress. And I am working on it, addressing it, moving forward and making progress in spite of it!
There are a lot of reasons we may have perfectionistic tendencies. It may be a fear of judgment from others. It may be that your self-worth tangled up in your achievements. Or it may be excessively high expectations from adults when we were young. There are many more reasons as well, but these are some of the most common ones.
The hard truth is, you are holding yourself back professionally and personally if you don’t overcome perfectionism. And typically, being a perfectionist will mean you will achieve LESS rather than MORE and you’ll experience STRESS along the way.
Spinning in perfectionism gets you nowhere.
That’s why in this episode, I share 6 Ways to Overcome Perfectionism as I walk you through the road to becoming a recovering perfectionist. Make sure to listen till the end because I am giving away a free book about perfectionism.
Listen and catch the full episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. I encourage you to stop spinning and always remember that done is better than perfect.
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HERE’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DIG INTO IN THIS EPISODE:
How can you get over perfectionism:
1. Look at the bigger picture rather than focusing on small details.
2. Learn how to accept criticism and feedback.
3. Do B- work. (Doing B- work is much better than not taking action at all.)
4. Allow yourself to make mistakes.
5. Set smaller, more achievable, and realistic goals.
6. Recognize that Done is better than perfect.
LINK TO MY FREE E-BOOK ABOUT PERFECTIONISM:
From Perfectionism to Polished Pragmatism: The Gutsy Girl’s Guide to Getting Good Enough