This is Part 1 of the Escape Perfectionism series.

Hi, my name is Kesha...a recovering perfectionist

If you’re a perfectionist, you probably find that it’s a challenging way to live. In most cases, it’s a road to disappointment and dissatisfaction. I’m here to tell ya that this way of living is NOT good for your health!

Hey, I’ve been there. I’m a recovering perfectionist my darn self. And I know all too well how it’s going to play out.

However, the first step for you, my fellow perfectionist, is to admit you have a problem. It will be hard but repeat after me:

Hi, my name is [state your name] and I’m a perfectionist.

See, that wasn’t so bad was it.

If you’re still struggling with it, don’t fret. I knew you would. 😉 So this first installment in the Escape Perfectionism series is all about awareness. See if you can identify with any of these images.

Warning: you may find yourself shaking your head affirmatively and realizing that you are truly a perfectionist. 🙂

The Perfectionist Scale 3
Source: Kickass Creatives

 

The Perfectionists Guide to Results
Source: Kickass Creatives

 

Perfectionism leads to procrastination which leads to paralysis...and the cycle continues
Source: ScheduleMax.com

 

Perfection is exhausting

 

 

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Journal of Perfectionism
Source: Canary Papers

 

Last but not least, here are 10 ways to tell if you’re a perfectionist. If you identify with even just one of these, you’ll want to make sure to check out the other parts of the series!

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10 Ways to tell if you're a perfectionist...Manifesto by the Personal Excellence Blog
Source: Personal Excellence

Over to you…

Soooo, have you admitted it yet? If yes, good for you! You have now passed step 1 and ready to join the Recovering Perfectionists table. If not, I’m not surprised really. It’s gonna be a long road ahead but I’m here for you.

Keep this party going and read the other articles in the Escape Perfectionism series…

Part 2: 5 Ways to Escape the Need to be Perfect

Part 3: What It Means to Pursue Excellence

Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.

 

 

Wassuper, it’s yo girl, Kesha and I believe we should Be the Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios because life is more interesting when you dare to be different and challenge what’s “normal!” I am wildly passionate about helping highly driven women pursue fantabulous relationships, juicytastic careers/bizzes, and authentically inspired lives. Let’s work together to rethink, redo, and reinvent so you can live life YOUR way!
A Dirty View of A Perfectionist – Images (Part 1)

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  • Lord! I could have written this post myself! I have stopped myself so mnay times trying to get everything just right. I will be right there for step two.

  • Hi, my name is Roshini and I’m a recovering perfectionist.

    • *grabs your hand* We’re in this together boo! LOL

  • Oh, my! I related to these so much! I like the humor in them, it’s so fun. I’m so glad too that I’m not the only one.

  • nurul

    fortunately i’m not a perfectionist. yeah i admit if i have a fear of failure, but it just cz i’m afraid ppl will mock me and laugh at me if i fail. i have low self confident and i’m a pessimist plus i’m easily hurt so if ppl mock me if i fail it just make me down, desperate and i can be more pessimist. on the other side, i can be more comfortable if ppl give me constructive critism if i make mistakes cz it means they show appreciation and support for me and it can build my self confident and optimism and of course i’ll be happy to learn from my mistakes and try again (oops, i dont know how to spell “critism”. is it “critism”, “criticsm” or other? plz correct me cz i’m not a native english speaker, thx)