What Is Perfectionism:


Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment and shame.

Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high-performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations. It is best conceptualized as a multidimensional characteristic, as psychologists agree that there are many positive and negative aspects.



Dangers Of Perfectionism:


Perfectionism is not always about healthy achievement and growth. Perfectionism is other focused – What will they (my parents, peers, colleges) think?

Whereas, healthy striving is self-focused – How can I improve, what can I do better? – Are the questions we tend to ask ourselves.

One of the biggest reasons why humans procrastinate is because we fear criticism, failure, and our own perfectionism. We wait until things are smooth and meet our expectations before we take the next step towards our goals. But anyone who’s alive and breathing knows that hiccups and chaos is part of life. We must continue to strive forward with what we have.

Also, when we try to be perfect, we cannot be present. The weight of our expectations tends to shift us from the present moment to constantly fret about what and how we can improve. Try to be sometimes instead of constantly doing. Everything will be OK in the end. Just enjoy what is.




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Progress Not Perfection:


Read more about how to keep moving without applying the brakes of self-doubt.

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How To Embrace Your Imperfections: 


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Our mission with FutureSTRONG Academy – to grow children who respect themselves, their time and their capabilities in a world where distractions are just a click or a swipe away.

I see myself as an advocate for bringing social, emotional and character development to families, schools and communities. I never want to let this idea out of my sight – Our children are not just GPAs. I’m a Writer and a Certified Master Coach in NLP and CBT. Until 2017, I was also a Big Data Scientist. In December of 2044, I hope to win the Nobel. Namasté

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