Unlearning Perfectionism

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Perfectionism, according to Arun Prasad, is our tendency to pin our identities and self-worth on achieving fixed outcomes — that is, a personal ideal. When we fall short of this fixed outcome, we end up feeling worthless. He suggests an alternative to perfectionism, that sounds similar but is much healthier: excellence. Rather than focusing on achieving fixed outcomes, it focuses on pursuing better outcomes; reframing our mindsets to value the journey towards a better (yet distinctly imperfect) situation allows room for growth and accepting failure. Read full article here

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