If you want to succeed in life, forget about being perfect. Perfectionism kills confidence and confidence drives success.
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When I was younger, I assumed being tough on myself was the only way to remain on a steady path to "success." But I hadn't paused to define what success really meant to me.
I couldn't move on from the loose ends I created, and continually frayed the bottom of my pants -- in my mind. No actual pants were harmed for this bl...
Perfectionism is more than just a need to dot your I's and cross your T's; it's a state of mind characterized by "all or nothing" thinking, holding your own actions to unreasonably high standards, focusing heavily on results and a fear of failure.
I work with successful professionals who've achieved great things, but more often than not, these high achievers demonstrate one key trait that wreaks havoc on their lives and work: perfectionism.
"We want to make sure others are taken care of. We're trying to be there 200 percent, and we put ourselves last."
"The Very Young Dancer" set up an ideal for girls to aspire to, but the story around it illustrates how women would benefit if we were less afraid of failure -- and of admitting our shortcomings.
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