Perfectionism Quotes

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a-wonderful-pastor-i-know-once-told-me-perfectionism-is-highest-order-selfabuse-so-now-i-try-to-remind-myself-that-if-i-engage-in-perfectionism-i-am-ashley-judd
perfectionism-is-counterfeit-excellence-excellence-is-kingdom-while-perfectionism-is-religion-what-ever-you-do-do-it-with-all-you-might-as-unto-bill-johnson
perfectionism-is-voice-oppressor
if-your-fidelity-to-perfectionism-is-too-high-you-never-do-anything-david-foster-wallace
but-i-always-feel-that-whatever-i-do-i-could-do-better-i-suppose-it-is-perfectionism-rowan-atkinson
perfectionism-doesnt-have-much-to-do-with-sanctity-father-jacques-philippe
professionalism-is-key-to-perfectionism-yogesh-chauhan
perfectionism-is-slow-death
perfectionism-is-adaptive-if-you-are-mindful-your-humanhood-asa-don-brown
however-dont-let-perfectionism-become-excuse-for-never-getting-started
intuitionism-is-not-constructive-perfectionism-is-unacceptable-john-rawls
perfectionism-is-selfabuse-highest-order-anne-wilson-schaef
perfectionism-is-lost-cause-focus-your-energy-on-being-best-you-can-be-domonique-bertolucci
in-order-to-go-on-living-one-must-try-to-escape-the-death-involved-in-perfectionism
perfectionism-rarely-begets-perfection-satisfaction-only-disappointment
perfectionism-is-not-quest-for-best-it-is-pursuit-worst-in-ourselves-part-that-tells-us-that-nothing-we-do-will-ever-be-good-enough-that-we-julia-cameron
perfectionism-is-delusion-that-can-rob-one-successful-enriching-life-if-not-careful-april-bryan
in-a-weird-kind-of-way-music-has-afforded-me-an-idealism-and-perfectionism-that-i-could-never-attain-as-me
perfectionism-becomes-badge-honor-with-you-playing-part-suffering-hero
my-friend-annabel-calls-it-reverse-perfectionism-if-man-thinks-he-cant-do-something-perfectly-hed-rather-not-do-it-at-all-shelli-nt
perfectionism-is-mean-frozen-form-idealism-while-messes-are-artists-true-friend-anne-lamott
perfectionism-is-not-path-that-leads-us-to-our-gifts-to-our-sense-purpose-its-hazardous-detour-brene-brown
letting-go-of-perfectionism-so-ingrained-in-the-nature-of-a-ballet-dancer-can-be-the-most-difficult-thing
perfectionism-may-look-good-in-his-shiny-shoes-but-hes-little-bit-asshole-no-one-invites-him-to-their-pool-parties-ze-frank
when-perfectionism-is-driving-us-shame-is-riding-shotgun-fear-is-that-annoying-backseat-driver-bren-brown
i-must-always-try-to-do-better-because-perfectionism-need-to-always-have-new-goals-achieve-them-is-state-mind-that-brings-profound-meaning-to-life
when-people-undermine-your-values-theyve-strong-reasons-for-example-they-mistaken-your-passion-for-excellence-as-perfectionism-assegid-habtewold
perfectionism-leads-to-tendency-to-apologize-preemptively-for-ones-efforts-knowing-from-experience-that-theres-sure-to-be-something-wrong-with-them-william-westney
perfectionism-is-really-challenge-for-me-it-causes-me-to-be-super-critical-myself-in-many-ways-about-body-image-constantly-about-parenting-about-being-mother
perfectionism-kills-art-i-find-that-if-i-criticise-myself-it-spoils-fun-you-can-get-paralysed-by-analysis-it-takes-all-playfulness-away
our-teens-are-embedded-in-culture-driven-by-competition-perfectionism-where-success-is-defined-by-status-performance-their-appearance-auliq-ice
what-if-you-wake-up-some-day-youre-65-you-were-just-strung-out-on-perfectionism-peoplepleasing-that-you-forgot-to-have-big-juicy-creative-life-anne-lamott
perfectionism-is-twentyton-shield-that-we-lug-around-thinking-it-will-protect-us-when-in-fact-its-thing-thats-really-preventing-us-from-taking-bren-brown
directing-is-mixture-compromise-perfectionism-when-you-lose-judgment-which-is-more-important-at-any-particular-moment-youre-time-is-over-they-danny-boyle
the-fastest-way-to-break-cycle-perfectionism-become-fearless-mother-is-to-give-up-idea-doing-it-perfectly-indeed-to-embrace-uncertainty-imperfection
these-mistakes-occur-in-my-books-for-reason-i-have-agenda-im-secretly-trying-to-inspire-kids-to-create-their-own-stories-comics-i-dont-want-them-to-feel-stifled-by-perfectionism
aim-for-success-not-perfection-remember-that-fear-always-lurks-behind-perfectionism-confronting-your-fears-allowing-yourself-right-to-be-human-can-paradoxically-make-you-far-happ
i-slowly-realized-that-perfectionism-just-not-that-important-whats-more-important-is-to-try-to-love-people-around-you-whatever-that-means-at-veronica-roth
perfectionism-doesnt-make-you-feel-perfect-it-makes-you-feel-inadequate-maria-shriver
perfectionism-means-that-you-try-not-to-leave-much-mess-to-clean-up-but-clutter-mess-show-us-that-life-is-being-lived-anne-lamott
if-you-are-real-perfectionist-you-cant-finish-any-job-we-mortals-we-dont-have-enough-time-to-be-perfectionist-perfectionism-is-art-immortals-mehmet-murat-ildan
at-times-failure-is-necessary-for-artist-it-reminds-him-that-failure-is-not-ultimate-disaster-and-this-reminder-liberates-him-from-mean-fussing-john-berger
perfectionism-is-self-destructive-addictive-belief-system-that-fuels-this-primary-thought-if-i-look-perfect-do-everything-perfectly-i-can-avoid-minimize-painful-feelings-shame-ju
perfectionism-is-enemy-art-since-art-is-essentially-divine-play-not-dogged-work-it-often-happens-that-as-one-becomes-more-professionally-driven-one-erica-jong
perfectionism-is-the-enemy-of-creation-as-extreme-selfsolitude-is-the-enemy-of-wellbeing
healthy-striving-is-selffocused-how-can-i-improve-perfectionism-is-otherfocusedwhat-will-they-think-bren-brown
when-it-comes-to-women-our-perfectionism-gives-us-lot-grief-women-want-to-be-super-moms-super-partners-super-performers-at-work-all-at-same-time-kristina-schroder
In the past, my brain could only compute perfection or failure-nothing in between. So words like competent, acceptable, satisfactory, and good enough fell into the failure category. Even above average meant failure if I received an 88 out of 100 percent on an exam, I felt that I failed. The fact is most things in life are not absolutes and have components of both good and bad. I used to think in absolute terms a lot: all, every, or never. I would all of the food (that is, binge), and then I would restrict every meal and to never eat again. This type of thinking extended outside of the food arena as well: I had to get all of the answers right on a test; I had to be in every extracurricular activity [... ] The 'if it's not perfect, I quit' approach to life is a treacherous way to live. [... ] I hadn't established a baseline of competence: What gets the job done? What is good enough? Finding good enough takes trial and error. For those of us who are perfectionists, the error part of trial and error can stop us dead in our tracks. We would rather keep chasing perfection than risk possibly making a mistake. I was able to change my behavior only when the pain of perfectionism became greater than the pain of making an error. [... ] Today good enough means that I'm okay just the way I am. I play my position in the world. I catch the ball when it is thrown my way. I don't always have to make the crowd go wild or get a standing ovation. It's good enough to just catch the ball or even to do my best to catch it. Good enough means that I finally enjoy playing the game.

Jenni Schaefer
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There is a curious idea among unscientific men that in scientific writing there is a common plateau of perfectionism. Nothing could be more untrue. The reports of biologists are the measure, not of the science, but of the men themselves. There are as few scientific giants as any other kind. In some reports it is impossible, because of inept expression, to relate the descriptions to the living animals. In some papers collecting places are so mixed or ignored that the animals mentioned cannot be found at all. The same conditioning forces itself into specification as it does into any other kind of observation, and the same faults of carelessness will be found in scientific reports as in the witness chair of a criminal court. It has seemed sometimes that the little men in scientific work assumed the awe-fullness of a priesthood to hide their deficiencies, as the witch-doctor does with his stilts and high masks, as the priesthoods of all cults have, with secret or unfamiliar languages and symbols. It is usually found that only the little stuffy men object to what is called "popularization", by which they mean writing with a clarity understandable to one not familiar with the tricks and codes of the cult. We have not known a single great scientist who could not discourse freely and interestingly with a child. Can it be that the haters of clarity have nothing to say, have observed nothing, have no clear picture of even their own fields? A dull man seems to be a dull man no matter what his field, and of course it is the right of a dull scientist to protect himself with feathers and robes, emblems and degrees, as do other dull men who are potentates and grand imperial rulers of lodges of dull men.

John Steinbeck
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Walk openly, Marian used to say. Love even the threat and the pain, feel yourself fully alive, cast a bold shadow, accept, accept. What we call evil is only a groping towards good, part of the trial and error by which we move toward the perfected consciousness... God is kind? Life is good? Nature never did betray the heart that loved her? Why the reward she received for living intensely and generously and trying to die with dignity? Why the horror at the bridge her last clear sight of earth?... I do not accept, I am not reconciled. But one thing she did. She taught me the stupidity of the attempt to withdraw and be free of trouble and harm... She said, 'You wondered what was in whale's milk. Now you know. Think of the force down there, just telling things to get born, just to be!' I had had no answer for her then. Now I might have one. Yes, think of it, I might say. And think how random and indiscriminate it is, think how helplessly we must submit, think how impossible it is to control or direct it. Think how often beauty and delicacy and grace are choked out by weeds. Think how endless and dubious is the progress from weed to flower. Even alive, she never convinced me with her advocacy of biological perfectionism. She never persuaded me to ignore, or look upon as merely hard pleasures, the evil that I felt in every blight and smut and pest in my garden- that I felt, for that matter, squatting like a toad on my own heart. Think of the force of life, yes, but think of the component of darkness in it. One of the things that's in whale's milk is the promise of pain and death. And so? Admitting what is so obvious, what then? Would I wipe Marion Catlin out of my unperfected consciousness if I could? Would I forgo the pleasure of her company to escape the bleakness of her loss? Would I go back to my own formula, which was twilight sleep, to evade the pain she brought with her? Not for a moment. And so even in the gnashing of my teeth, I acknowledge my conversion. It turns out to be for me as I once told her it would be for her daughter. I shall be richer all my life for this sorrow.

Wallace Stegner
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