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Don't bother with perfection, it's overrated.
Dropped Balls and Missed Flights
By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Facing your personal limitations
By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
How Do You Know What's Good Enough?
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Can striving for perfection be freely chosen—not just compulsive behavior?
By Hara Estroff Marano
In the push for achievement, the perfect body is now part of the perfect resume.
Research That Will Change The Way You Think About Dating
By Ken Page L.C.S.W.
Research shows that how you look may matter less than how much you care.
Break Free from the Perfectionist Trap
By Susanna M. Halonen MAPP
Happiness is accepting imperfections.
2 Steps to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety
By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Albert Ellis’ prescription for freedom from anxiety
Where Does Compulsive Caregiving Come From?
By Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA
Compulsive Caregiving Case Study: Margaret and Matt (Part 2 of 3)
Break a Perfectionism-Procrastination Connection
By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Learn to overcome perfectionism and procrastination simultaneously.
Do It My Way: Women Telling Women How to Live
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Presumptuousness is not grounds for good advice
Want to Change a Habit? Have "The Courage to Be Imperfect!"
By Meg Selig
"Imperfectionists" have 5 advantages when it comes to habit-change goals.
The Vicious Triangle of Perfectionism, Anxiety & Depression
By Victoria Maxwell
4 Tips for conquering perfectionistic procrastination paralysis.
Reality Check: Superwoman Is a Fictional Character
By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Shredding the superwoman script
The Problem with Perfectionism–How to Truly Succeed!
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are you a perfectionist? There's a better way to succeed!
Is Your Work "Good Enough"?
By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Try these when your inner critic keeps you from moving forward.
Changing Your Definition of "Bad"
By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
When bad is good - know your rights.
Are You Good Enough?
By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Extend your comfort zone by deciding you needn't be perfect
Of Success and Failure
By Ethan Gilsdorf
Am I a failure as a writer, or simply attempting the impossible?
The Perfect Poison to Success
By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Parenting, Perfectionism and Procrastination
All Perfectionists are Not Created Equal
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
You may not be perfect, and maybe that’s okay
Instead of Asking "Why Me?” Ask "Why NOT Me?"
By Toni Bernhard J.D.
When life takes an unwelcome turn, wrap yourself in a cloak of self-compassion.
How to Achieve the Perfect Imperfect Relationship
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
3 steps to finding happiness with whomever you find.
Why Self-Compassion Helps You Meet Life's Challenges
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
A healthy dose of self-compassion can give your motivation a boost.
Most of us wish we could improve certain things about ourselves. Lasting change is difficult though—many of our habits are deeply ingrained, and certain core personality attributes may be immutable.
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