iOS app Android app

Perfectionism

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

Lisa Cox | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

When you think of women's health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It's hard to miss them, especially...

Doing Your Best And Sometimes Not

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Can we always be at our best? Is it possible? The reality is that while we strive to do our best and put our best foot forward, sometimes we will still feel that we have fallen short. As imperfect people, we need to remember that it's not perfection that we should be seeking.

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Perfection: Bring Your Happy Back

Mona Shah Joshi | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mona Shah Joshi

Perfection exists as construct in the mind. True perfection is a tranquil, equanimous mind in the face of challenges. Inner perfection comes naturally when we leave room for imperfection.

The Entrepreneur's Secret Killer Of Creativity And Wealth

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

What unrealistic expectations will do to your life and business success Entrepreneurs and perfectionism don't mix. I am so passionate about the topi...

Finally Free Of Perfectionism

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

After spending time preparing my thoughts for this week's momentous 200th post, I realized something. This is not my 200th post. To create a new seri...

Why I'm Giving Up My Life As An Undercover Muppet

Kristen Lee | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Lee

I was born with the entertainer gene. My hard wiring to please didn't go unnoticed. I was quickly nominated for the part of undercover Muppet, complet...

You Are Perfectly Imperfect

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I have a flashbulb memory of being an 8-year-old girl in Grade 3. The teacher gave us an assignment and immediately everyone's heads went down and pe...

Helping or Inspiring? Which of These Are You Doing?

Amanda Johnson | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Johnson

Just the other week, something finally clicked. As an entrepreneur and creator for a couple of years now, I've been less interested in answering the ...

Perfectly Imperfect

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

I never noticed that they were different. And if anyone else did, they didn't say anything. They were really close, similar color and the same pattern...

8 Practices to Re-Script Your Self-Story

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Colleen Georges

Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:

The Undoing of My Biological Clock

Deborah Acker | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Deborah Acker

As I got to know myself, I realized the decision to have children was one that I wanted to make with my future partner. For me, making this decision on my own was like planning a wedding without a husband. This realization relaxed me.

Stop the Miraculous Breakthroughs Crap and Understand How Change Really Works!

Mihai Herman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Mihai Herman

So, we have breakthroughs -- when you feel that "aha!", that clarity moment -- and we have change. Change equals those months and years of work on yourself to change certain patterns of thinking, is the way you INTEGRATE the teachings into your own life.

6 Differences Between Healthy High Achievers and Perfectionists -- Which Are You?

Megan Bruneau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

So are you a healthy striver or a perfectionist? Let's find out:

Perils of the Looking Good Family

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

It may be that the authentic life is never easily attained or even desired. It means we need to get straight with ourselves, learning to welcome less than exemplary qualities.

How To Let Go Of Being A Perfectionist

Amy Selwyn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

I'm not much for astrology but I suspect there may be some truth in the idea that we Capricorns are perfectionists, turning lives into pretzels to get them to be Just So.

Breaking the "Perfection or Bust' Cycle this Mother's Day

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Reshma Saujani

For our mothers out there, I challenge you to take on something new this Mother's Day. Let in the possibility of failure just a little bit and see how it impacts your approach to bigger challenges. And for daughters, instead of getting mom a card saying she's the 'perfect' mother this Sunday, let's embrace her for the perfectly imperfect person she is. Let's break the cycle of the 'perfection or bust' mindset once and for all.

4 Ways to End Perfectionism and Feel Good About Yourself

Venessa Marie Perry | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Venessa Marie Perry

It is possible to free yourself from a perfectionist mindset and shift to one of excellence. It wont happen overnight, but it will happen in the time it's supposed to. Practice loving yourself more and pretty soon, you'll be walking a steady path to building confidence and happiness.

Vulnerability: A Key to Joy

Hannah Lilly | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hannah Lilly

It's all too easy in this world to hunt for joy in perfection -- in how we look and what we have -- but it doesn't live there. It is already within us and waiting to be set free.

What Do You Do If You Fail? Don't Quit!

Dr. Ashlee Greer | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ashlee Greer

Stop being paralyzed by failure, or the fear of failure. Don't just quit because the road isn't perfectly smooth. Recognize that it's all part of the process. It's all unfolding perfectly to bring you to where you need to be.

Silly Poem of the Week: Failure to Launch

Ovadya Batat | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ovadya Batat

Art is an Inspiration Card by Diane Sherman Want me to read this poem to you? A humbling pattern starts to emerge It cripples success and stifles...

What I Learned When I Went Back To Work

Vanessa Bennett | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Vanessa Bennett

We are living in an age of girls' empowerment. Every shampoo and tampon commercial tells us so -- urging girls to be themselves, stand proud and re...

We Aren't Perfect -- And Maybe God Isn't Either

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

According to that thinking, we are, every one of us, intrinsically depraved sinners, responsible not just for our mistakes and missteps, but responsible as well for the fact that we are capable of making mistakes.

Jump Off the Tightrope of Perfectionism and Fall to Your Bliss

Rohini Ross | Posted 04.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

My habit of perfectionism happens when I engage in a repetitive self-critical thought pattern, consciously or unconsciously, to try to combat feelings of unworthiness that result from of other habitual irrational thoughts. My feelings of unworthiness are a reflection of my self-judgments telling myself I am unworthy.

5 Lessons From a Recovering Perfectionist

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

But as a recovering perfectionist, I no longer see the value in spending hours, days, or years trying to get everything just right, all the time. Here are five tips that have helped me reach this point of liberation:

Perfection no longer my Achilles' Heel

Toya Webb | Posted 04.11.2016 | Style
Toya Webb

It has taken me 37 years to accept that I will never be perfect. Although I don't quite remember when I started creating unrealistic expectations for ...