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Are you dealing with problems related to procrastination and perfectionism? Learn about the perfectionism-procrastination loop and how to break it.
«I think you could substitute the word “unrealistic” for the word “vague,” and you’d have a more accurate assessment of the problem.»
Plato and Aristotle can help you resist conventional worldly success, direct your energy and find your own highest calling
«Have the creativity – and the courage – to challenge teachers and authority figures without abandoning your craft. Develop your own sense of what it means to do your craft well.»
Learn to spot unhealthy perfectionism, understand its emotional sources and find a way to silence that self-critical voice
Perfectionism is on the rise, and its consequences for mental health can be devastating. The Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi" can help.
«“Instead, what keeps us living and what keeps me vitally engaged is a constant pursuit of betterment»
By Leo Babauta When we decide to create a new habit — exercise, healthy eating, meditation, writing — we can get excited and optimistic, and have an idea of how it will go perfectly. This is such a…
«“Let me try to bring a daily ritual of doing X into my life, and be curious about what it will be like”?»
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«There will never be a point of rest or a lasting feeling of completion. In truth, we are ill rather than driven.»
Having high standards for yourself can help, but only if you develop healthy coping mechanisms
«Identifying your negative inner dialogue and separating yourself from it can give you space to look at the situation in a healthier way.”»
Alberto Giacometti’s difficult creative process offers insight into how to get past perfectionism and arrive at the conclusion of a given work.
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«How does your workload feel right now? Is there anything I can take off your plate, help you delegate, or help you deprioritize?»
A Guide to Doing Great Work without Fixating on Flawlessness
«rigidity is the problem, not the desire to do great work»
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Many of us believe perfectionism is a positive. But researchers are finding that it could be dangerous, leading to a long list of health problems – and that it’s on the rise.
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