Welcome to the first edition of Perfect Picks, my friend! Each month I’ll share a roundup of useful resources I’ve come across on the interwebs.
practical tips, thought-provoking blog posts, and #allthethings I've been loving lately...
… about perfectionism and other topics many perfectionists struggle with
Plus, some fun and entertainment too!
Let’s get to it.
“But the more you learn to become comfortable with making mistakes, the faster and better you learn from your mistakes.”
“Women need to feel empowered to use their voices, and people need to be encouraged to listen. [...] You don’t have to say much, but promise yourself you’ll say something. Say something for yourself. Say something for the women that blazed the trail before you, and all of the girls who are yet to enter the workplace. Ask questions. Assert yourself, one small sentence at a time. Work your voice like a muscle. See how it gets stronger with every meeting.”
“We’re really REALLY invested in the process of being right–more so than being happy.”
“Perfection. What a piece of work perfectionism it is! The moment we start wanting everything to be perfect, we get stuck. Perfectionism makes us delay taking action or if we do take action it stops us from following through, because nothing is ever good enough. Nothing is perfect enough. As a creative, you might put in the time and effort to create something wonderful but then never have the courage to put it out into the world because it’s not perfect (which is such a terrible waste of your talent!)”
“Society portrays self-confidence and body-confidence very inaccurately. If a woman appears bubbly, positive and upbeat, she is automatically assumed to be confident in her skin. If she dresses a certain way and has the “perfect body,” she is deemed acceptable. But the truth is that you can look great on the outside and still feel insecure. We hear that confidence is key in everything. But what does being confident actually mean?”
“Waiting patiently, week after week, knowing restoration is already happening within them. Knowing change is on its way. They do not sow their failures, reap their mistakes. They do not store away each hurt. They do not cater to their wounds and they do not cling to their scars. Instead: they spill their guts, surrender their insides, become reborn. They regenerate, and regenerate again.”
“As sensitive humans, we’re versatile and intuitive: a combination that helps us read the room, figure out what’s missing from the balance, and then step into that role. It also means we can be quick – dangerously quick – to gloss over the details of who you are, and what you want, think, and need.”
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Hi there! I’m Wendy, perfectionism coach and host of the #perfectionistproblems community for recovering perfectionists. I’m insanely passionate about helping you overcome your perfectionism, so that you can stop caring so much about what other people think and finally take on those dream projects that you've been putting off for so long.