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Perfectionism quotes by Bill Johnson
#1. The fear of making mistakes and not doing a particular ministry well has paralyzed many believers, and that is a tragedy. They fail to see that perfectionism is religion (form without power). Excellence is Kingdom. Saying yes to the King is the first step in discipleship. And being driven by love makes it impossible to remain stationary. #Quote by Bill Johnson
Perfectionism quotes by Julia Cameron
#2. Perfectionism doesn't believe in practice shots. It doesn't believe in improvement. Perfectionism has never heard that anything worth doing is worth doing badly
and that if we allow ourselves to do something badly we might in time become quite good at it. Perfectionism measures our beginner's work against the finished work of masters. Perfectionism thrives on comparison and competition. It doesn't know how to say, "Good try," or "Job well done." The critic does not believe in creative glee
or any glee at all, for that matter. No, perfectionism is a serious matter. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Perfectionism quotes by Philip Zaleski
#3. The onslaught of scruples is a problem well attested in the spiritual life, especially among the young, where religious observances must be done perfectly to achieve a certain result. #Quote by Philip Zaleski
Perfectionism quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#4. There is no way to genuinely, powerfully, truly love yourself while crafting a mask of perfection. I know, you know, we all know - it's hard to let your pimples and your flaws be seen. It's hard to stumble and bumble. It's hard to not know the right things to do or say. It's hard to not look like TV.

Sometimes, it's really hard for me to be the awkward mess that I am when I'm authentic, instead of having runway authenticity - all natural, but flawless. But every time I allow that to be okay, not just around myself but around others - I affirm something to myself. I affirm, to myself more than anyone else, that I am lovable and acceptable unconditionally. I affirm that it's okay to take on and take in all the flavours and hues of human experience, and not just the ones that are acceptable in this culture, in this time, in this place.

And that kind of acceptance, that kind of love - that's the kind of love that creates miracles. That's the kind of love I really need. That's the kind of love that makes approval taste like cardboard. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#5. I think perfectionism is just a high-end, haute couture version of fear. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by John Eliot
#6. Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring. #Quote by John Eliot
Perfectionism quotes by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
#7. Very strange clay this, passive in the potter's hands, to which the potter can do nothing unless it lets him! #Quote by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Perfectionism quotes by Erin Ramsey
#8. Stay away from thoughts of perfectionism; don't turn this opportunity into a chore. #Quote by Erin Ramsey
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#9. Perfectionism never happens in a vacuum. It touches everyone around us. We pass it down to our children, we infect our workplace with impossible expectations, and it's suffocating for our friends and families. Thankfully, compassion also spreads quickly. When we're kind to ourselves, we create a reservoir of compassion that we can extend to others. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Michael Jackson
#10. I'm a perfectionist; I'll work until I drop. #Quote by Michael Jackson
Perfectionism quotes by John Steinbeck
#11. There is a curious idea among unscientific men that in scientific writing there is a common plateau of perfectionism. Nothing could be more untrue. The reports of biologists are the measure, not of the science, but of the men themselves. There are as few scientific giants as any other kind. In some reports it is impossible, because of inept expression, to relate the descriptions to the living animals. In some papers collecting places are so mixed or ignored that the animals mentioned cannot be found at all. The same conditioning forces itself into specification as it does into any other kind of observation, and the same faults of carelessness will be found in scientific reports as in the witness chair of a criminal court. It has seemed sometimes that the little men in scientific work assumed the awe-fullness of a priesthood to hide their deficiencies, as the witch-doctor does with his stilts and high masks, as the priesthoods of all cults have, with secret or unfamiliar languages and symbols. It is usually found that only the little stuffy men object to what is called "popularization", by which they mean writing with a clarity understandable to one not familiar with the tricks and codes of the cult. We have not known a single great scientist who could not discourse freely and interestingly with a child. Can it be that the haters of clarity have nothing to say, have observed nothing, have no clear picture of even their own fields? A dull man seems to be a dull man no matter wh #Quote by John Steinbeck
Perfectionism quotes by Stewart Stafford
#12. Perfection is an illusion. Yet perfectionists demand it from others while being far from flawless themselves. The margin of error of the human condition is often our greatest area of excellence and discovery. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Perfectionism quotes by Holly Sprink
#13. While the opportunity to improve yourself and your situation is a great thing, our striving to build perfect lives seems to have morphed into perfectionism so focused on itself that we forget about others in the world. We work so hard to build the ultimate luxury sedan, to embody society's standard of beauty, and to achieve historical scientific breakthroughs that we conveniently forget our family members in other parts of the world who must walk miles each day in their only set of clothing for the opportunity to go to school. #Quote by Holly Sprink
Perfectionism quotes by Darryl Stewart Wellness
#14. Perfectionism sucks the air out of your uniqueness and leaves you empty, away from who you could become. #Quote by Darryl Stewart Wellness
Perfectionism quotes by Christopher Dines
#15. While excellence is a wonderful ideal, perfectionism is a dysfunctional belief system. Many people openly admit that they are perfectionists, which is really an unconscious cry for help. Being a perfectionist is really stating that whatever we attempt to do will never be good enough. This is due to a mistaken belief that we are flawed and unlovable. #Quote by Christopher Dines
Perfectionism quotes by Rowan Atkinson
#16. I have to say that I've always believed perfectionism is more of a disease than a quality. I do try to go with the flow but I can't let go. #Quote by Rowan Atkinson
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#17. Perfectionism will ruin your writing, blocking inventiveness and playfulness and life force #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Veronica Roth
#18. I slowly realized that perfectionism just not that important. What's more important is to try to love the people around you. Whatever that means at a particular time is the best you can do. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Perfectionism quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#19. Your darkest moments are not meant to be swept under the carpet, hidden from the world in the silent pursuit of perfection. The darkness you've overcome is your ticket into leadership. It's what you're meant to light up in the world. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#20. It's what I call the haute couture, high-end version of fear perfectionism. It's just fear in really good shoes. But it's still fear. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#21. Our psychic muscles. They cramp around our wounds - the pain from our childhood, the losses and disappointments of adulthood, the humiliations suffered in both - to keep us from getting hurt in the same place again, to keep foreign substances out. So those wounds never have a chance to heal. Perfectionism is one way our muscles cramp. In some cases we don't even know that the wounds and the cramping are there, but both limit us. They keep us moving and writing in tight, worried ways. They keep us standing back or backing away from life, keep us from experiencing life in a naked and immediate way. So #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Alice Boyes
#22. Reducing your anxiety to zero isn't possible or useful. Anxiety itself isn't the problem. The problem occurs when anxiety gets to the point that it's paralyzing, and you become stuck. I think of these bottlenecks as anxiety traps. We're going to work on managing your responses to five anxiety traps: excessively hesitating before taking action, ruminating and worrying, paralyzing perfectionism, fear of feedback and criticism, and avoidance (including procrastination).
The reason I've chosen to focus on these particular five traps is that I've found them to be the common threads that affect virtually all of the anxious clients I've worked with. The traps are self-perpetuating because they generate additional stress. For example, someone hesitates so much that she misses important opportunities, and this leads to being financially worse off. Or someone avoids feedback and then isn't alerted to real problems that could have been rectified earlier. When people are caught in any of the five anxiety traps, they often fail to see the big picture and don't problem-solve in effective ways. Learning how to navigate these bottlenecks will allow you to manage your anxious tendencies so that you can pursue your goals in life, whatever those goals may be. #Quote by Alice Boyes
Perfectionism quotes by Neeraj Agnihotri
#23. Isn't it a relief to hear that what might not be perfect for you might be perfect for someone else? #Quote by Neeraj Agnihotri
Perfectionism quotes by Sarah Lewis
#24. Mastery requires endurance. Mastery, a word we don't use often, is not the equivalent of what we might consider its cognate - perfectionism - an inhuman aim motivated by a concern with how others view us. Mastery is also not the same as success - an event-based victory based on a peak point, a punctuated moment in time. Mastery is not merely a commitment to a goal, but to a curved-line, constant pursuit. #Quote by Sarah Lewis
Perfectionism quotes by Drew Barrymore
#25. When things are perfect, that's when you need to worry most. #Quote by Drew Barrymore
Perfectionism quotes by Felicia Day
#26. And all that time I was lying to my support group. I told the ladies, "Sure! I'm writing!" when I wasn't. Yes, I could have filled all those newfound minutes with actual work, but I had no confidence in myself. I was a fraud. Who was I to pick up a pen and expect anything good to come out of it? I expected perfection as soon as the pencil hit the paper, and since that's impossible, I couldn't get myself to start. Then I felt guilty about not starting, which made me want to start even less. And with no game to bury the feelings, I got very depressed. No wonder I didn't book any acting jobs in the last half of 2006. No one wanted to hire a clinically depressed person to sell snack foods. #Quote by Felicia Day
Perfectionism quotes by Heidi Hanna
#27. How many stress symptoms, illnesses, or injuries do we need to suffer through before we recognize that our obsession with perfectionism enslaves us to crave more - despite wearing ourselves out to the point of exhaustion? #Quote by Heidi Hanna
Perfectionism quotes by Frank Sonnenberg
#28. Practice doesn't make perfect if you're doing it wrong. #Quote by Frank Sonnenberg
Perfectionism quotes by Emily Giffin
#29. But I am learning that perfection isn't what matters. In fact, it's the very thing that can destroy you if you let it. #Quote by Emily Giffin
Perfectionism quotes by Veronica Henry
#30. So often there was sadness and grief lying underneath perfection. #Quote by Veronica Henry
Perfectionism quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#31. My whole life has been a battle lost on the map. Cowardice didn't even make it to the battlefield, where perhaps it would have dissipated; it haunted the chief of staff in his office, all alone with his certainty of defeat. He didn't dare implement his battle plan, since it was sure to be imperfect, and he didn't dare perfect it (though it could never be truly perfect), since his conviction that it would never be perfect killed all his desire to strive for perfection. Nor did it ever occur to him that his plan, though imperfect, might be closer to perfection than the enemy's. The truth is that my real enemy, victorious over me since God, was that very idea of perfection, marching against me at the head of all the troops of the world - in the tragic vanguard of all the world's armed men. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Perfectionism quotes by Danna Faulds
#32. Perfectionism is not a prerequisite for anything but pain. #Quote by Danna Faulds
Perfectionism quotes by Laini Taylor
#33. The biggest challenge for me has been in coping with my perfectionism. I have a stiflingly hard time moving forward in a project if it's not 'just right' all along the way. The trap I so easily fall into is rewriting and rewriting the same scenes over and over to make them perfect, instead of continuing on into the wild unknown of the story. #Quote by Laini Taylor
Perfectionism quotes by Hugh Prather
#34. Perfectionism is a slow death....If everything were to turn out just as I would want it, just as I would plan, I would never experience anything new. My life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. When I make a mistake I experience something unexpected. #Quote by Hugh Prather
Perfectionism quotes by Thomas Mann
#35. Perfectionism, of course, was something which even as a young man he had come to see as the innermost essence of talent. #Quote by Thomas Mann
Perfectionism quotes by Dan Miller
#36. Perfectionism is not as much the desire for excellence, as it is the fear of failure couched in procrastination . #Quote by Dan Miller
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#37. Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it's the thing that's really preventing us from taking flight. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Hugh Prather
#38. Perfectionism is slow death. #Quote by Hugh Prather
Perfectionism quotes by Chinonye J. Chidolue
#39. Perfection is a lie, and lying to others is explicable but lying to oneself is the highest form of deceit. #Quote by Chinonye J. Chidolue
Perfectionism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#40. Never let the principle of what you believe in become more important than the person. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Perfectionism quotes by Staffan Noteberg
#41. Perfectionism prevents action. Waiting until you have devised the perfect solution to something is merely a form of procrastination. #Quote by Staffan Noteberg
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#42. We do that by numbing the pain with whatever provides the quickest relief. We can take the edge off emotional pain with a whole bunch of stuff, including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, relationships, money, work, caretaking, gambling, affairs, religion, chaos, shopping, planning, perfectionism, constant change, and the Internet. And just so we don't miss it in this long list of all the ways we can numb ourselves, there's always staying busy: living so hard and fast that the truths of our lives can't catch up with us. We fill every ounce of white space with something so there's no room or time for emotion to make itself known. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#43. Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Perfectionism quotes by Assegid Habtewold
#44. When people undermine your values, they've strong reasons. For example, they mistaken your passion for excellence as perfectionism... #Quote by Assegid Habtewold
Perfectionism quotes by Mira Kirshenbaum
#45. Perfectionism is a time waster - 20 percent of the effort you put into any project accomplishes 80 percent of the outcome - so this is a time to ask yourself when good enough is enough and then stop. #Quote by Mira Kirshenbaum
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#46. Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you're 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written, or you didn't go swimming in those warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It's going to break your heart. Don't let this happen. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Ira Glass
#47. perfectionism is the need to be right instead of being liked #Quote by Ira Glass
Perfectionism quotes by Noelle Hancock
#48. Here's the reality of life,' he said. ' You make decisions with imperfect information and achieve imperfect results. The alternative is to never make a decision and never achieve results. #Quote by Noelle Hancock
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#49. Perfectionism is self destructive simply because there's no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Elspeth Huxley
#50. Tilly was downcast; as with all perfectionists, it was the detail others might not notice that destroyed for her the pleasure of achievement. #Quote by Elspeth Huxley
Perfectionism quotes by Ken Liu
#51. There is often no line between perfection and evil. #Quote by Ken Liu
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#52. Perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat, #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by G.G. Renee Hill
#53. Keep going even when the going is slow and uncertain.
Make your dream your prayer and your service.
Don't wait for recognition. Let it find you working.
Romanticize authenticity instead of perfection. #Quote by G.G. Renee Hill
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#54. Perfectionism didn't lead to results. It led to peanut butter. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Augusten Burroughs
#55. Perfectionism is the satin-lined casket of creativity and originality. If #Quote by Augusten Burroughs
Perfectionism quotes by Suzanna Reeves
#56. There is a difference between obsessive perfectionism and taking time to create something that is the best you can offer. Knowing what needs to be better and stretching to improve yourself is what separates the mediocre from the marvelous. #Quote by Suzanna Reeves
Perfectionism quotes by Tal Ben-Shahar
#57. The pain associated with the fear of failure is often stronger than the pain of the failure itself #Quote by Tal Ben-Shahar
Perfectionism quotes by Danny Boyle
#58. Directing is a mixture of compromise and perfectionism. When you lose the judgment of which is more important at any particular moment, you're time is over. They find you out and send you packing. #Quote by Danny Boyle
Perfectionism quotes by Ralph Marston
#59. Perfectionism is really a manifestation of the belief that one's efforts are never good enough. Imagine: How many of the obstacles standing in your way are the product of your own imagination? What have you convinced yourself that you can't do? What limitations have you come to believe in? Your mind is very powerful and effective. Is it working for you, or against you? #Quote by Ralph Marston
Perfectionism quotes by Santosh Lamichhane
#60. Perfection, my dear being,
is what you are.
Let not your mind
obscure your view.
Be still and be aware,
right where you are,
you cannot miss it. #Quote by Santosh Lamichhane
Perfectionism quotes by Lon Milo DuQuette
#61. It is only by working the rituals, that any significant degree of understanding can develop. If you wait until you are positive you understand all aspects of the ceremony before beginning to work, you will never begin to work. #Quote by Lon Milo DuQuette
Perfectionism quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#62. There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#63. At some point, you really just have to finish your work and release it as is-if only so you can go on and make other things with a glad and determined heart. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#64. Perfectionism is not self-improvement. Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval and acceptance. Most perfectionists were raised being praised for achievement and performance (grades, manners, rule-following, people-pleasing, appearance, sports). Somewhere along the way, we adopt this dangerous and debilitating belief system: I am what I accomplish and how well I accomplish it. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Dan Pearce
#65. I really believe that it is honesty about our imperfect selves that makes everyone do better and be better. #Quote by Dan Pearce
Perfectionism quotes by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
#66. If you criticize others, they don't dare to hurt you. If you are perfect, nobody can criticize you. #Quote by Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
Perfectionism quotes by Maggie Shipstead
#67. No number of compliments will convince her of anything, and one of Jacob's projects in their marriage is to wean her off perfectionism. #Quote by Maggie Shipstead
Perfectionism quotes by Brennan Manning
#68. Alert to the manipulations and machinations of Pharisaical self-righteousness, ragamuffins refuse to surrender control of their lives to rules and regulations. They see that the stale religiosity of legalists, trapped in the fatal narcissism of spiritual perfectionism, obscures the face of the God of Jesus. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Perfectionism quotes by Guillermo Del Toro
#69. In the end, perfection is just a concept - an impossibility we use to torture ourselves and that contradicts nature. #Quote by Guillermo Del Toro
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#70. The culture of shame is driven by fear, blame and disconnection, and it is often a powerful incubator for issues like perfectionism, stereotyping, gossiping and addiction. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#71. shame is the voice of perfectionism. Whether we're talking about appearance, work, motherhood, health or family, it's not the quest for perfection that is so painful; it's failing to meet the unattainable expectations that lead to the painful wash of shame. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Emmie Lee Dean
#72. Worst thing about being a perfectionist.. Everything you do might look amazing in someone else eyes but in your heart never truly satisfied. #Quote by Emmie Lee Dean
Perfectionism quotes by David Longstreth
#73. I love that, for Kanye [West], there's no difference between the epic and the personal. That makes him sound like a really grandiose douche - which, I don't think anyone, himself included, could contest - but at the same time, it's really amazing. I love the scope of his perfectionism. #Quote by David Longstreth
Perfectionism quotes by Ernest Christo
#74. Perfectionism is an enemy of good time management. If you are one of those people who needs to finish every project with absolutely no imperfections, you are undoubtedly wasting a great deal of time. Learn to recognize what is "good enough" and which activities don't demand absolute precision, and revise your approach accordingly. #Quote by Ernest Christo
Perfectionism quotes by Richie Norton
#75. Ever feel like you're always winding up and never throwing it out? You might blame it on perfectionism or procrastination or preparation. You may even call it prudent. But whatever it is...IT'S NOT WORKING. I call this phenomenon "petrified performance." Where you're busy, busy, busy (on the wrong activities or the right activities for too long), and never accomplishing the idea or task you set out to do. You're stuck. Like a tree that once was lively is now dead and immovable like a stone. What once was a fluid idea is now frozen in time. How do you overcome petrified performance? With practice, silly. Everything you do should be considered a "project" because projects have a beginning and an end with a timeline. No more dreaming. Wake up and put those dreams to work by putting the steps necessary to make them happen on the calendar. Are you willing to practice? That's my prescription. #Quote by Richie Norton
Perfectionism quotes by Steve Brown
#76. Perfectionism will make you sour, mean, and judgmental, and it will rob you of the freedom Jesus died to give you. #Quote by Steve Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Philip Zaleski
#77. Oxford was in love with the idea of Christian perfection. #Quote by Philip Zaleski
Perfectionism quotes by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
#78. Perfectionism is impossible in the presence of a deep sense or a profound conception of sin. #Quote by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#79. If we want freedom from perfectionism, we have to make the long journey from "What will people think?" to "I am enough." That journey begins with shame resilience, self-compassion, and owning our stories. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by John Berger
#80. At times failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism. #Quote by John Berger
Perfectionism quotes by Veronica Roth
#81. There's really no way to be perfect. Perfectionism is a silly trait to have, so in a lot of ways that inspired the world of 'Divergent,' in which everyone is striving toward that ideal and falling short of it. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#82. The most powerful emotions that we experience have very sharp points, like the tip of a thorn. When they prick us, they cause discomfort and even pain. Just the anticipation or fear of these feelings can trigger intolerable vulnerability in us. We know it's coming. For many of us, our first response to vulnerability and pain of these sharp points is not to lean into the discomfort and feel our way through but rather to make it go away. We do that by numbing and taking the edge off the pain with whatever provides the quickest relief. We can anesthetize with a whole bunch of stuff, including alcohol, drugs, food, sex, relationships, money, work, caretaking, gambling, staying busy, affairs, chaos, shopping, planning, perfectionism, constant change, and the Internet. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Douglas A. Puryear
#83. Our lack of focus is our primary problem and the source of many of our difficulties, like procrastination, trouble setting priorities, trouble dealing with time, trouble finishing projects, perfectionism, and the inevitable demoralization. #Quote by Douglas A. Puryear
Perfectionism quotes by Michael Law
#84. Sometimes it's hard to know when you've crossed the line from conscientious to compulsive. When you're in the thick of an assignment, it's easy to believe that you must spend so much time brainstorming, researching, writing, testing, revising or what-have-you. Often, it's only after you've been working for hours on end that you realize that half the work you've been doing wasn't actually necessary and that you've just wasted a lot of time. #Quote by Michael Law
Perfectionism quotes by Maria Shriver
#85. Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate. #Quote by Maria Shriver
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#86. It starts by forgetting about perfect. We don't have time for perfect. In any event, perfection is unachievable: It's a myth and a trap and a hamster wheel that will run you to death. The writer Rebecca Solnit puts it well: So many of us believe in perfection, which ruins everything else, because the perfect is not only the enemy of the good; it's also the enemy of the realistic, the possible, and the fun ... The most evil trick about perfectionism, though, is that it disguises itself as a virtue. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by Chinonye J. Chidolue
#87. Perfection is inexistent. It is the short-lived joy of muddling in the dips of a superficial life in a bid to bury who we really are. #Quote by Chinonye J. Chidolue
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Winder
#88. She was restless. She drove a little too fast, swam a little too far offshore. She hitchhiked. She skied recklessly. While Sylvia's rabid perfectionism was very real, she was far from the good-girl persona she worked so hard to cultivate. #Quote by Elizabeth Winder
Perfectionism quotes by Steve Brown
#89. Perfectionism robs you of your freedom. #Quote by Steve Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Bernie Glassman
#90. We freeze up because we expect a certain result or because we want things to be perfect. #Quote by Bernie Glassman
Perfectionism quotes by Joao Matod
#91. As we try to achieve perfection, society changes and we just become more imperfect #Quote by Joao Matod
Perfectionism quotes by Tove Jansson
#92. Alexander was in the grip of a passion for perfection. He was not aware of how closely, how perilously, perfectionism and fanaticism are related. #Quote by Tove Jansson
Perfectionism quotes by James Altucher
#93. Perfectionism is the enemy of the idea muscle. Perfectionism is your brain trying to protect you from harm - from coming up with an idea that is embarrassing and stupid and could cause you to suffer pain. #Quote by James Altucher
Perfectionism quotes by Gina Greenlee
#94. The notion of the perfect time is more than myth. It's the ultimate self-delusion. #Quote by Gina Greenlee
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#95. You keep working on your piece over and over, trying to get the sections and paragraphs and sentences and the whole just right, but there's a point at which you can tell you've begun hurting the work with your perfectionism. Then you have to release the work to new eyes. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Bryan Way
#96. Perfectionism is an ugly habit until you get results. #Quote by Bryan Way
Perfectionism quotes by Anne McDonald
#97. Perfectionism is the death of a great room. #Quote by Anne McDonald
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#98. It's always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Jenni Schaefer
#99. Intense pain often pushed me to make changes. The pain of the eating disorder pushed me into recovering from eating-disordered behaviors, and then the emotional turmoil I experienced without those behaviors (not knowing how to cope with perfectionism, feelings, and life in general) took me even further, so that I ultimately found serenity. #Quote by Jenni Schaefer
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#100. Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived ... Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation ... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Neal Shusterman
#101. Did you ever get the feeling that everything was too perfect? Like the moment was so good that something had to be wrong? Kind of like the way a fish sees that bright, shiny lure just before it chomps down and gets hauled out of water to become someone's lunch. #Quote by Neal Shusterman
Perfectionism quotes by Ann Brasco
#102. As a young wife and mother living in a pre-Pinterest world, I used to glue-gun bows and small pieces of minutia together methodically. I was an insomniac proudly penning thank you notes longer than the Declaration of Independence to every person who had even sent me a card. I was reorganizing my linen closet, ironing placemats, straight-ironing my hair, and never saying no to any person that asked me for a favor. And, I forgot to mention, I didn't really like myself.
I felt like a fuzzy, carbon copy of myself. I felt the passion, the conviction, and the grit somewhere inside of me yet a bunch of preconceived ideas somehow got in the way. #Quote by Ann Brasco
Perfectionism quotes by Neeraj Agnihotri
#103. The desire for perfection often leads to the awakening of the Procrasdemon. Allowing yourself to make mistakes is the single most effective way to get rid of it. #Quote by Neeraj Agnihotri
Perfectionism quotes by Naya Rivera
#104. I can relate to girls with self esteem issues because growing up in this industry there is the side of you that is obsessed with perfection. You want to please everyone because if you don't, you won't get the job. There is always someone prettier, smarter, or a better actor that you. You start to nit-pick everything. That perfectionism kicks in and it can take over your life if you let it. You have to get comfortable with yourself. Then, if you get the job, it is an added bonus. #Quote by Naya Rivera
Perfectionism quotes by Asa Don Brown
#105. Perfectionism is adaptive if you are mindful of your humanhood. #Quote by Asa Don Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#106. When we relate to ourselves with loving kindness, perfectionism naturally drops away. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Perfectionism quotes by Orison Swett Marden
#107. Aim at perfection in everything?, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable. - Chesterfield. #Quote by Orison Swett Marden
Perfectionism quotes by Robert H. Schuller
#108. Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. #Quote by Robert H. Schuller
Perfectionism quotes by Tara Brach
#109. The renowned seventh-century Zen master Seng-tsan taught that true freedom is being without anxiety about imperfection. #Quote by Tara Brach
Perfectionism quotes by Dav Pilkey
#110. These 'mistakes' occur in my books for a reason. I have an agenda: I'm secretly trying to inspire kids to create their own stories and comics, and I don't want them to feel stifled by 'perfectionism.' #Quote by Dav Pilkey
Perfectionism quotes by Martha Beck
#111. Welcoming imperfection is the way to accomplish what perfectionism promises but never delivers. It gives us our best performance and genuine acceptance in the family of human
and by that I mean imperfect
beings. #Quote by Martha Beck
Perfectionism quotes by Izey Victoria Odiase
#112. Don't aim for perfection. Aim for 'better than yesterday'. #Quote by Izey Victoria Odiase
Perfectionism quotes by Eric Thomas
#113. Done is better than perfect if perfect ain't done. #Quote by Eric Thomas
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#114. Perfectionism is not the same thing has striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame. It's a shield. It's a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it's the thing that's really preventing us from flight. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Gary Zukav
#115. When you strive for perfection, you compare different versions of what could be instead of being present with what is. Perfectionism is an attempt to inhabit an imaginary world in order to avoid experiencing the world in which you live. #Quote by Gary Zukav
Perfectionism quotes by Walter Isaacson
#116. Years later, on a Steve Jobs discussion board on the website Gawker, the following tale appeared from someone who had worked at the Whole Foods store in Palo Alto a few blocks from Jobs' home: 'I was shagging carts one afternoon when I saw this silver Mercedes parked in a handicapped spot. Steve Jobs was inside screaming at his car phone. This was right before the first iMac was unveiled and I'm pretty sure I could make out, 'Not. Fucking. Blue. Enough!!! #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Perfectionism quotes by Marie Forleo
#117. Perfectionism at its core isn't about high standards. It's about fear. Fear of failure. Fear of looking stupid, fear of making a mistake, fear of being judged, criticized, and ridiculed. It's the fear that one simple fact might be true:

You're just not good enough. #Quote by Marie Forleo
Perfectionism quotes by Neeraj Agnihotri
#118. A pursuit for perfection is the most leading cause of procrastination in artists. #Quote by Neeraj Agnihotri
Perfectionism quotes by Valerie Frankel
#119. Perfectionism really is the enemy of happiness and success. #Quote by Valerie Frankel
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#120. There's a huge difference between I screwed up (guilt) and I am a screwup (shame). The former is acceptance of our imperfect humanity. The latter is basically an indictment of our very existence. It's always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not healthy striving. It is not asking, How can I be my best self? Instead, it's asking, What will people think? When looking at our own stories, we can benefit from wondering: Did something happen in this story that left me feeling like my cover was blown, revealing that I'm really not what I want people to think I am? Did my pretend/please/perfect/perform/prove house of cards come tumbling down? For those of us who struggle with perfectionism, it's not difficult to find ourselves in a situation similar to Andrew's, one where we look back and think, I got sucked into proving I could, rather than stepping back and asking if I should - or if I really even wanted to. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Ashley Judd
#121. A wonderful pastor I know once told me, "Perfectionism is the highest order of self-abuse." So now I try to remind myself that if I engage in perfectionism, I am abusing myself. Period. #Quote by Ashley Judd
Perfectionism quotes by Barry Schwartz
#122. While maximizers and perfectionists both have very high standards, I think that perfectionists have very high standards that they don't expect to meet, whereas maximizers have very high standards that they do expect to meet. Which may explain why we found that those who score high on perfectionism, unlike maximizers, are not depressed, regretful, or unhappy. #Quote by Barry Schwartz
Perfectionism quotes by Catherine Carrigan
#123. Perfect is the enemy of done. #Quote by Catherine Carrigan
Perfectionism quotes by Gary Patton
#124. Striving to 'be the best' is overrated & not smart. Grow to become only 1% better than your top competitor in your chosen field(s) of expertise. #Quote by Gary Patton
Perfectionism quotes by Jon Acuff
#125. 90 percent perfect and shared with the world always changes more lives than 100 percent perfect and stuck in your head. #Quote by Jon Acuff
Perfectionism quotes by John Bradshaw
#126. THE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY RULES 1. Control or Chaos. One must be in control of all interactions, feelings and personal behavior at all times - control is the major defense strategy for shame. In the less-than-human shameless marriage, both parents may be cocaine addicts or addicted in other ways. They may be dishonest criminals. The children experience chaos, as well as secrecy rules that guard their family's behavior. 2. Perfectionism or Anomie. Always be right in everything you do. The perfectionist rule always involves an imposed measurement. The fear and avoidance of the negative is the organizing principle of life. The members live according to an externalized image. No one ever measures up. In the less-than-human family, there are no rules - the children have no structure to guide them. #Quote by John Bradshaw
Perfectionism quotes by Brenna Yovanoff
#127. Our whole lives, it was like we were always trying so hard to be perfect - for our families and our friends, for each other - when the funny thing was, we didn't have to. In the end, we were better than that. #Quote by Brenna Yovanoff
Perfectionism quotes by Erica Jong
#128. Perfectionism is the enemy of art. Since art is essentially divine play, not dogged work, it often happens that as one becomes more professionally driven one also becomes less capriciously playful. #Quote by Erica Jong
Perfectionism quotes by Gary Zukav
#129. Boredom is a flight from what is important. Like workaholism and perfectionism, it is a way of distracting yourself from inner experiences. It occurs when you look outward and do not find anything to engage your attention. Instead of feeling your emotions - becoming aware of the functioning of your energy system - you become bored. Boredom ... is a flight from your higher potential. It is fear of the transformation that wants to occur, and will occur in you, when you explore your emotions. It is your resistance to spiritual growth. #Quote by Gary Zukav
Perfectionism quotes by Varinder Azal
#130. By achieving perfectionism in our professions; we disconnect ourselves from our souls.
-Azal #Quote by Varinder Azal
Perfectionism quotes by Audrey Moralez
#131. Productivity is about looking forward. Looking back too much, or trying to be too much of a perfectionist, can destroy that productivity. So keep going. Keep creating. Keep building. #Quote by Audrey Moralez
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#132. They cramp around our wounds - the pain from our childhood, the losses and disappointments of adulthood, the humiliations suffered in both - to keep us from getting hurt in the same place again, to keep foreign substances out. So those wounds never have a chance to heal. Perfectionism is one way our muscles cramp. In some cases we don't even know that the wounds and the cramping are there, but both limit us. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by George Leonard
#133. To be a learner, you've got to be willing to be a fool. #Quote by George Leonard
Perfectionism quotes by Dave Chappelle
#134. My kids look actually happy. And I learned early on that perfectionism and parenthood is a toxic combination for everybody involved. In other words, so many things can flourish naturally. All you gotta do is make sure the soil's right. I view myself more like a guide than a ruler. #Quote by Dave Chappelle
Perfectionism quotes by Mark Driscoll
#135. Performance is done for the sight and approval of others. Service is done knowing that God is watching and approving whether or not anyone else is. Performance causes us to be enslaved to others' opinions, unable to say no, and prone to being overworked. Service frees us to do what God wants, thereby saying no as needed. Performance presses us toward perfectionism, where we seek to do everything just right so others will praise us. Service allows us to do our best, knowing that God's appreciation of us is secure regardless of our performance. Performance causes us to focus on the "big" things and only do what is highly visible or significant. Service allows us to do simple, humble, and menial tasks - the "little things" - knowing that the peasant Jewish carpenter we worship equally appreciates them both. #Quote by Mark Driscoll
Perfectionism quotes by Jan Jansen
#136. Be Positive in Life we All have Problems solve them with a Smile and Go on with Our Future, nobody is Perfect and also Nothing is in Perfection. #Quote by Jan Jansen
Perfectionism quotes by Helena Bonham Carter
#137. I do think imperfection is underrated #Quote by Helena Bonham Carter
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#138. Nothing is less efficient than perfectionism. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#139. There is no greater suffering than constantly measuring yourself and coming up short, except perhaps the realization that your suffering is hurting others. But where do we learn these things? Because, really, they are learned. We don't come crying out of the womb because of our birth weight or because we have no money in this brand new world. We learn to measure and we learn to attach our self-worth to those measurements.

These patterns we're stuck in aren't just painful for us, they're also distracting us. Every day, the gap between rich and poor grows while the people of developed societies do nothing, because we are too busy worrying about looking good. We're distracted, but not because we've chosen to be. Being distracted by our illusory inadequacy keeps us from changing the world. And believe me, we all have the power to change the world. If we only make the time. If we only free some head space.

If you can't learn to love yourself for yourself (and how could you with such a paradoxical motivation?)... then do it for us. Do it for the world. We need you. We need your mind. We need your attention. We need your thoughts.

Change your focus, and you will (not can, but will) change the world. You already matter. You just have to realize it for yourself. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#140. I think perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat, pretending to be elegant when actually it's just terrified. Because underneath that shiny veneer, perfectionism is nothing more that a deep existential angst the says, again and again, 'I am not good enough and I will never be good enough. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by Monica Carolan
#141. I used to tell myself I had to be perfect and then things would fall into place, but only now do I realize that is far from the case. I am imperfectly perfect, i'm accepting all my flaws. I'm not longer letting my insecurities put my life on pause. #Quote by Monica Carolan
Perfectionism quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#142. The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that - a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It's not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Perfectionism quotes by Jolene Stockman
#143. Don't be afraid of not being perfect, it might be what makes you amazing! #Quote by Jolene Stockman
Perfectionism quotes by B.J. Novak
#144. Regret is just perfectionism plus time. #Quote by B.J. Novak
Perfectionism quotes by Alexandra Stoddard
#145. Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process. #Quote by Alexandra Stoddard
Perfectionism quotes by Tara Brach
#146. On this sacred path of Radical Acceptance, rather than striving for perfection, we discover how to love ourselves into wholeness. #Quote by Tara Brach
Perfectionism quotes by William Westney
#147. [perfectionism leads to] a tendency to apologize preemptively for one's efforts, knowing from experience that there's sure to be something wrong with them. #Quote by William Westney
Perfectionism quotes by Whitney Johnson
#148. Be in beta. Do things badly. Abandon perfectionism. Following this advice can seem nearly impossible when pitted against our identity. But when we allow ourselves to go into the rapid iteration of trial and error, like a child learning to walk, the feel-good neurological response just may charm away the snake of a strangling ego. #Quote by Whitney Johnson
Perfectionism quotes by Jennifer Pastiloff
#149. Don't wait for the coffee or the eggs or the shmuck in the front row to tell you how it is. You'll wait your whole life and then end up in an embankment with a heart full of sorrow and I could have done it betters.

The way I see it, time is a con artist. The con artist telling you that this isn't a good time, you should wait. The right time will never exist. Like so many of the things we think are perfect and in the end turn out to be just ordinary. #Quote by Jennifer Pastiloff
Perfectionism quotes by Neil A. Fiore
#150. In extreme cases of perfectionism, there is no distinction between judgment of one's work and one's sense of value as a person. #Quote by Neil A. Fiore
Perfectionism quotes by Rebecca Wells
#151. Good enough is good enough. Perfect will make you a big fat mess every time. #Quote by Rebecca Wells
Perfectionism quotes by Tracey Berkowitz
#152. It was clear that most of my insecurities originated from my need to have things be "perfect." I wasn't sure what bothered me more; the fact that I had no control over the changes of my body and hair or that this horrible situation was only happening to me. #Quote by Tracey Berkowitz
Perfectionism quotes by David Tian Ph.D
#153. There's scientific evidence for the satisfizer over the maximizer. Those who just get it done will generally be happier with the outcome and will be able to be more effective than those who try to maximize every decision and they hold off on it until they have the maximal amount of information. They are less happy with the outcome, whatever decision they do end up making, and that decision is only marginally optimal in most cases, and sometimes is even worse. So get into the habit of being decisive. It is going to make you more effective and happier. #Quote by David Tian Ph.D
Perfectionism quotes by Alice Boyes
#154. Switch from a Performance Focus to a Mastery Focus

There's a way to keep your standards high but avoid the problems that come from perfectionism. If you can shift your thinking from a performance focus to a mastery focus, you'll become less fearful, more resilient, and more open to good, new ideas. Performance focus is when your highest priority is to show you can do something well now. Mastery focus is when you're mostly concerned with advancing your skills. Someone with a mastery focus will think, "My goal is to master this skill set" rather than "I need to perform well to prove myself."
A mastery focus can help you persist after setbacks. To illustrate this, imagine the following scenario: Adam is trying to master the art of public speaking. Due to his mastery goal, he's likely to take as many opportunities as he can to practice giving speeches. When he has setbacks, he'll be motivated to try to understand these and get back on track. His mastery focus will make him more likely to work steadily toward his goal. Compare this with performance-focused Rob, who is concerned just with proving his competence each time he gives a talk. Rob will probably take fewer risks in his style of presentation and be less willing to step outside his comfort zone. If he has an incident in which a talk doesn't go as well as he'd hoped, he's likely to start avoiding public speaking opportunities.
Mastery goals will help you become less upset about individual instances of fa #Quote by Alice Boyes
Perfectionism quotes by Coco J. Ginger
#155. Fuck you perfectionism. Without you, I am brilliant. #Quote by Coco J. Ginger
Perfectionism quotes by Judith Warner
#156. We seem to feel as though the life our children have
that we have built for them
is just a delicate house of cards, held together by the most intricate balancing of all its carefully selected components, and that the slightest shock, the slightest jar to all our perfect orchestration, will bring the whole edifice crashing down. #Quote by Judith Warner
Perfectionism quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#157. It's like a lot of things, said the smith. Do the least part of it wrong and ye'd just as well to do it all wrong. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#158. Perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a form of shame. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Veronica Rossi
#159. Gideon has OCPD tendencies," Daryn said. She pulled my Giants sweatshirt on. It felt like her sweatshirt now.

"Say again?"

She smiled. "Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. It's an extreme preoccupation with perfectionism, orderliness, and neatness."

Was that how she saw me? Like a human graphing calculator? Great. "You missed a few, Martin. I also like specifics. Thoroughness. And winning. At everything. But I gotta say as a soldier I fully support your use of acronyms."

"Ten-four, buddy," she said.

"In the Army we say 'Roger that.'"

Her smile grew wider. "Ten-four, buddy. #Quote by Veronica Rossi
Perfectionism quotes by Scott Mautz
#160. The magic elixir to perfectionism is to practice gratitude. #Quote by Scott Mautz
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#161. The American Bar Association reports that suicides among lawyers are close to four times greater than the rate of the general population. An American Bar Association Journal article reported that experts on lawyer depression and substance abuse attributed the higher suicide rate to lawyers' perfectionism and on their need to be aggressive and emotionally detached. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Kevin DeYoung
#162. So go marry someone, provided you're equally yoked and you actually like being with each other. Go get a job, provided it's not wicked. Go live somewhere in something with somebody or nobody. But put aside the passivity and the quest for complete fulfillment and the perfectionism and the preoccupation with the future, and for God's sake start making some decisions in your life. Don't wait for the liver-shiver. If you are seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, you will be in God's will, so just go out and do something. #Quote by Kevin DeYoung
Perfectionism quotes by John Cleese
#163. The problem was that I carried around with me a tendency to feel that other people's respect for me would vanish if what I did was second rate. And while I accept that this "perfectionism" is likely to stimulate the production of better work, it doesn't, unfortunately, go hand in hand with a relaxed and happy attitude to life. #Quote by John Cleese
Perfectionism quotes by Eva Mendes
#164. Perfectionism is boring and doesn't exist-to strive for it makes you uninteresting. #Quote by Eva Mendes
Perfectionism quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#165. The most successful are not the most perfect, but the imperfect who dare to believe that they can despite the damning verdict. #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Perfectionism quotes by Jaquelle Crowe Ferris
#166. The gospel is where perfectionism goes to die. #Quote by Jaquelle Crowe Ferris
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#167. Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#168. Perfectionism means that you try not to leave so much mess to clean up. But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Tara Brach
#169. Fear of being a flawed person lay at the root of my trance, and I had sacrificed many moments over the years in trying to prove my worth. Like the tiger Mohini, I inhabited a self-made prison that stopped me from living fully. #Quote by Tara Brach
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Wilson Schaef
#170. Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order. #Quote by Anne Wilson Schaef
Perfectionism quotes by William Haggerty
#171. In light of these remarks, one is nor surprised to find Rommen associating linear modernity with all types of "perfectionism and progressivism" in political life. By cutting itself off from the "cosmos of ideas," linear thinking divorces itself from the complexity of political reality; it cannot comprehend the "total political problem." And, as a result, all difficulties are easily dissolved: progress towards the perfect society is assured when traveling in a straight line. #Quote by William Haggerty
Perfectionism quotes by Pete Walker
#172. I am continuously struck by how frequently the various thought processes of the inner critic trigger overwhelming emotional flashbacks. This is because the PTSD-derived inner critic weds shame and self-hate about imperfection to fear of abandonment, and mercilessly drive the psyche with the entwined serpents of perfectionism and endangerment. Recovering individuals must learn to recognize, confront and disidentify from the many inner critic processes that tumble them back in emotional time to the awful feelings of overwhelming fear, self-hate, hopelessness and self-disgust that were part and parcel of their original childhood abandonment. #Quote by Pete Walker
Perfectionism quotes by Alanis Morissette
#173. In LA, where I live, it's all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women. #Quote by Alanis Morissette
Perfectionism quotes by Shauna Niequist
#174. What people are craving isn't perfection. People aren't longing to be impressed; they're longing to feel like they're home. If you create a space full of love and character and creativity and soul, they'll take off their shoes and curl up with gratitude and rest, no matter how small, no matter how undone, no matter how odd. #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Perfectionism quotes by Alastair Arnott
#175. I don't know who started this thing about being perfect but the sooner we ditch that idea the happier we all will be! #Quote by Alastair Arnott
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#176. When perfectionism is driving us, shame is riding shotgun and fear is that annoying backseat driver! #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Shelli NT
#177. My friend Annabel calls it "Reverse Perfectionism" - if a man thinks he can't do something perfectly, he'd rather not do it at all ... #Quote by Shelli NT
Perfectionism quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#178. Twenty centuries later, Jesus speaks pointedly to the preening ascetic trapped in the fatal narcissism of spiritual perfectionism, to those of us caught up in boasting about our victories in the vineyard, to those of us fretting and flapping about our human weaknesses and character defects. The child doesn't have to struggle to get himself in a good position for having a relationship with God; he doesn't have to craft ingenious ways of explaining his position to Jesus; he doesn't have to create a pretty face for himself; he doesn't have to achieve any state of spiritual feeling or intellectual understanding. All he has to do is happily accept the cookies, the gift of the kingdom.4 #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Perfectionism quotes by Robert Hillyer
#179. Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. The best way is to forget doubts and set about the task in hand ... If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure. #Quote by Robert Hillyer
Perfectionism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#181. I especially love watching Marcus Aurelius fighting his perfectionism in order to get back to work on his writing, regardless of the results. "Get a move on," he writes to himself, "and don't worry whether anyone will give you credit for it. And don't go expecting Plato's 'Republic;' be satisfied with even the smallest progress, and treat the outcome of it all as unimportant." Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds it endearing and encouraging that a legendary Roman philosopher had to reassure himself that it's okay not to be Plato. Really, Marcus, it's okay! Just keep working. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Perfectionism quotes by John Bradshaw
#182. PERFECTIONISM Perfectionism is a family system rule and a core culprit in creating toxic shame. We see it also in both the religious and cultural systems. Perfectionism denies healthy shame. It does so by assuming we can be perfect. Such an assumption denies our human finitude because it denies the fact that we are essentially limited. Perfectionism denies that we will often make mistakes #Quote by John Bradshaw
Perfectionism quotes by Julia Cameron
#183. Perfectionism has nothing to do with getting it right. It has nothing to do with fixing things. It has nothing to do with standards. Perfectionism is a refusal to let yourself move forward. It is a loop-an obsessive, debilitating closed system that causes you to get stuck in the details of what you are writing or painting or making and to lose sight of the whole. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Perfectionism quotes by Rachel Naomi Remen
#184. Wholeness lies beyond perfection. Perfection is only an idea. For most experts and many of the rest of us it has become a life goal...A perfectionist sees life as if it were one of those little pictures that used to appear in the newspapers over the caption "What's wrong with this picture?" If you looked at the picture carefully you would see that the table only had three legs or the house had no door. I remember the "Aha!" that these pictures evoked in me as a child. I wonder now why anyone would want to take such satisfaction in seeing what is missing, what is wrong, what is "broken." The pursuit of perfection has become a major addiction of our time. Fortunately, perfectionism is learned...which is why it's possible to recover. #Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#185. Everything that these folks are saying that they're trying to move away from, like comparison, perfectionism, judgement, and exhaustion as a status symbol - that all describes my life. It was more like a medical researcher studying a disease and figuring out he or she has it. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Ashton Applewhite
#186. The myth of self-sufficiency demands optimism without end, downplays life's challenges, and shames us when, inevitably, we fall short. #Quote by Ashton Applewhite
Perfectionism quotes by Alex Scarrow
#187. There isn't anything you can't make run a little better, a little faster, a little smoother, if you take the time to analyse it and component-split the processes. #Quote by Alex Scarrow
Perfectionism quotes by William Westney
#188. When the good student chooses the honest path, free of perfectionism and faking, music study becomes something refreshingly new: a calm oasis of self-acceptance for those who are so used to driving themselves and trying to please others. #Quote by William Westney
Perfectionism quotes by David D. Burns
#189. Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero. #Quote by David D. Burns
Perfectionism quotes by Michael Jackson
#190. Just doing as well as you did last time is not good enough. #Quote by Michael Jackson
Perfectionism quotes by Julia Cameron
#191. Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again. #Quote by Julia Cameron
Perfectionism quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#192. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly. (on not perfectionism to put things off) . #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Perfectionism quotes by Beth Moore
#193. Insecurity's best cover is perfectionism. That's where it becomes an art form. #Quote by Beth Moore
Perfectionism quotes by Michael J. Gelb
#194. True humility emerges from a sense of wonder and awe. It's an appreciation that our time on earth is limited but that there's something timeless at the core of every being. Embracing humility liberates us from the egotism that drives both perfectionism and self-sabotage, opening us to a deeper experience of self-worth. #Quote by Michael J. Gelb
Perfectionism quotes by Alice Boyes
#195. Experiment: Ask yourself if the either/or perfectionism trap is a problem for you. If it is, consider the following:

1. Maybe the flaws you see yourself as having aren't as big in reality as they are in your mind. Maybe other people will care less about them than you think. Can you think of any flaws you perceive yourself as having where this might be true?

2. Achieving excellent performance at all times isn't a realistic option, nor is always performing at the top, especially if you're mixing in a pool of other smart people. Sometimes anxious perfectionists will avoid mixing with other very talented people because it triggers social comparison and self-doubt. This has a self-sabotaging effect because smart people spark each other's ideas (the iron sharpens iron principle). Do you avoid situations that trigger social comparison?

3. Give other people some credit. Why would they forget about all the other stellar work you've done if you occasionally produce something that is not quite at your usual high standard? #Quote by Alice Boyes
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#196. We're wired for story. In a culture of scarcity and perfectionism, there's a surprisingly simple reason we want to own, integrate, and share our stories of struggle. We do this because we feel the most alive when we're connecting with others and being brave with our stories - it's in our biology. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Anne Lamott
#197. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Perfectionism quotes by Brene Brown
#198. Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame. #Quote by Brene Brown
Perfectionism quotes by Drew Gerald
#199. Deviation from perfection is the beauty of human experience. #Quote by Drew Gerald
Perfectionism quotes by Alanis Morissette
#200. Europe seems a little softer, but in America it's harsh. In L.A., where I live, it's all about perfectionism. #Quote by Alanis Morissette

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