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Perfectionism

Laurel Garver posted a great piece on "the perfection myth," complete with references to NaNoWriMo and Anne Lamott. A sample: "The myth of perfectionism says I'm not safe if I'm not doing everything 'just right,' therefore, I must cover over all my inadequacies to stay safe." I highly recommend it for anyone who struggles with perfectionism.

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That's a great post. It is a struggle to release perfectionism, although sometimes life has a way of hitting you upside the head that helps. (In other words, you may have inspired a post.)
The pursuit of perfection often does involve banging one's head! ;-)
Thanks for the link!
Glad you liked it!
That's a great post. As for me, I know I'm not perfect and I know that perfection is an impossible goal. However, I constantly strive to be the best that I can be. The problem with that, is that I'm afraid that I won't realize when I've reached that point, and will continue to try to be better. The effort can be exhausting and the fear is mind numbing. So I'm teaching myself to be okay with myself. To accept what I am. To recognize my achievements for what they are. And to stop driving myself crazy.
Good for you! :-)