Are you struggling with trying to make everything perfect? Does it feel impossible to even start a project? Or do you have 50 million things going but can’t seem to make any progress?
All of these are symptoms of perfectionism.
Trouble starting, trouble finishing, procrastinating, avoiding, not allowing anyone to help with a project – can all be caused by perfectionism.
Of course, just because you’re avoiding a project doesn’t mean you’re a perfectionist – it’s really the motivation behind the avoidance that let’s you know if you’re struggling with perfectionism.
Perfectionism isn’t so much the desire for something to be perfect as much as it is a fear of failure. All of the behaviors of a perfectionist work together to prevent them from ever really finishing a project, because if you don’t finish, you can’t fail. At least, that’s the lie perfectionism tells you.
The problem is that if you’re never completing anything, you can’t reach your goals. Sure you didn’t get bad feedback on the project because you never completed it, but either way, you still can’t get to your goal this way. And if you never get feedback on what you’re trying to achieve, then you’re not going to grow or improve.
Perfectionism can be sneaky. It shows up in different ways and it has various warning signs. It might show up in your personal life, but not at work, or vice versa. Or you might struggle with it everywhere. Everyone is different and sometimes it’s hard to notice – which is why I made this video.
I don’t think I’ve ever talked to a client that didn’t struggle with perfectionism on some level in at least one part of your life. It’s rampant in our society, and it’s praised. This makes it difficult to notice and overcome. But it can be done – and if you’re struggling with this, you’re not alone.
In this video I teach you about the 3 types of perfectionism, the 4 major symptoms, and give you the tools you need to overcome each symptom of perfectionism.
Don’t let this plague you any longer – you can move forward and reach your goals.
Click here and here if you’d like to read the 2 part series that I wrote on Perfectionism.
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