Overcoming Perfectionism: Why Perfectionism Is Really Another Form of Fear

“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.” ~ Brené Brown

In her book Daring Greatly, author Dr. Brene Brown identifies 10 qualities people living a wholehearted life have in common, qualities that are presented below:

  1. Cultivating authenticity: Letting go of what people think.
  2. Cultivating self‐compassion: Letting go of perfectionism.
  3. Cultivating a resilient spirit: Letting go of numbing and powerlessness.
  4. Cultivating gratitude and joy: Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark.
  5. Cultivating intuition and trusting faith: Letting go of the need for
  6. Cultivating creativity: Letting go of comparison.
  7. Cultivating play and rest: Letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self‐worth.
  8. Cultivating calm and stillness: Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle.
  9. Cultivating meaningful work: Letting go of self‐doubt and ‘supposed to’.
  10. Cultivating laughter, song, and dance: Letting go of Being cool and
    ‘always in control’.

Overcoming Perfectionism: Why Perfectionism Is Really Another Form of Fear

And in this short but very powerful video, she discusses two of these qualities with Oprah, explaining why being inauthentic is quite contagious and why perfectionism is really just another form of fear. A really powerful and profound video.

You’ll definitely love it 🙂

~love, Luminita💫


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of PurposeFairy.com and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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