Monthly Archives: August 2018

Overcoming the Tyranny of Perfectionism

Many high-achieving women struggle with an unseen battle with their own expectations for excellence. And while there is nothing wrong with having high expectations and striving for success the danger to our success and overall well-being is when we are driven by perfectionism. 

The focus in striving for excellence is on moving towards what we want, while the focus in perfectionism is in avoiding failure or negative consequences. Perfectionism tends to lead to setting standards for ourselves that are nearly impossible to achieve or are achieved only with great difficulty and often at great personal cost. Perfectionism would have us believe […]