Quotes to Help You Break Free From Perfectionism
Holding yourself to the highest standard may lead to achieving results, but it may also bring fear of failure that keeps us from moving forward. It's time to say peace to perfectionism.
"Striving for excellence motivates you; Striving for perfection is demoralizing." ― Harriet Braiker
“If you wait for things to be perfect, you walk away with nothing. Just jump in and get started.” ― Jennifer Ritchie Payette
“Don't aim for perfection. Aim for 'better than yesterday.” ― Izey Victoria Odiase
"Done is better than perfect." ― Sheryl Sanberg
“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.” ― Vironika Tugaleva
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. ― Martha Beck
“Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.” ― Anne Wilson Schaef
“Good enough is good enough. Perfect will make you a big fat mess every time.” ― Rebecca Wells
“Perfectionism is a delusion that can rob one of a very successful, enriching life if not careful.” ― April Bryan
"Let go of who you're supposed to be and embrace who you are." ― Brené Brown
"I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each steeping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it." ― Anne Lamott
"Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well." ― Marie Angelique Arnauld
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