Embracing the Imperfect

Do you ever feel like your best isn't good enough? Are the people around you just waiting for you to fail? Sometimes, you need to work smarter—but more often, it's a crisis of self-esteem.

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?

Pitfalls of Perfectionism

By Hara Estroff Marano

Perfectionism may be the ultimate self-defeating behavior.

Don't Explain Away Your Success

By Paula Davis-Laack J.D., M.A.P.P.

How Imposter Syndrome prevents you from internalizing your success

Letting Go of the Ideal

By Monica Ramirez Basco

Giving up the unattainable.

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