The Reality Blog: The #1 Absolute Best Cure For Perfectionism


Dear Web Writer,

You won’t believe how effective this tiny little trick is!

At least, it’s effective for those of us plagued by perfectionism.

Here’s one thing you have to accept, before I share the trick: Perfectionism is NOT a good thing.

Why You DON’T Want The Perfection-Infection

No doubt you’ve seen (or heard it): Someone sighs, frustrated with some kind of outcome that went awry, and says, “It’s because I’m a perfectionist.”

Then they tack on something like:

“ … that’s why I can’t get it done.”
“ … that’s why I’m not happy with it.”
“ … that’s why I haven’t moved forward.”
“ … that’s why it’s not good enough.”

And so on and so forth.

Too many people embrace perfectionism like it’s a good thing. They think it means they’ll settle for nothing less than the best. Like it’s some sort of guarantee that all their work will be high-quality or that they will be super-successful.

If you’re a perfectionist, all it really guarantees is that you’re not likely to finish anything you start. It’ll never measure up to your high standards. Or if you do finish it, you won’t be happy with it.

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Mindy Tyson McHorse

Mindy Tyson McHorse

Executive Editor for The Barefoot Writer, Mindy McHorse writes for clients in the biz-opp, alternative medicine, and self-help world.

4 Comments

    • Hi Chris!
      Glad to hear it – my pleasure! This little concept still blows me over — so simple, yet so CORRECT!!

      Best,
      Mindy

  • I first heard “Would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy?” in my Chiropractor’s office years ago (he was telling a story totally unrelated to my back or my joints). Then I heard it again on some TV show somewhere (can’t remember now). In any event, Mindy, it’s true and as I rebuild my new website (one of the ‘silver linings’ of my long enforced hiatus has been that I am reinventing myself)- I will remember these words.
    I have to admit, though, that today I was almost more involved with your flowers and green leaves than you, Mindy. It’s lovely to see – likewise the daffodil a couple of posts back :). We still have 2 feet of snow on the back patio. I know Spring will come – it always does – but w-h-e-n??

    • Ann!

      I should have set it in the video, but I TOTALLY thought of you specifically when I set up that shot to showcase our tulips! It’s my little message to you that life will bloom soon … and as soon as possible, for your sake! Two feet of snow … wow. Can’t imagine.

      Glad to hear other people have gotten something out of that powerful question. I know it’s simplistic, but it blows my mind.

      Can’t wait to see the newly “reinvented” you — I’m sure it’ll be amazing!

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