#012 – Paralysis by Analysis: Perfectionism & Why Being SO Good Can Be SO Wrong [Podcast]

Perfectionism is a particular expression of the fear of failure.  By setting up unrealistic expectations, people can set themselves up for great stress in their lives.



It isn’t necessarily bad  to have high standards. Having goals helps you achieve things in life. BUT when these goals are either unachievable or only achievable at great cost, it makes it very difficult to feel good about yourself. This is when perfectionism can be problematic.

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“Perfectionism” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • Excuses people give for being a perfectionist
  • A working definition of perfectionism
  • The consequences of being a perfectionist
  • Where is the battle in perfectionism?
  • 4 Action Steps to start dealing with a perfectionist mindset
      1. It all begins with our thoughts
      2. Give yourself permission to fail
      3. Baby steps
      4. Incorporate a different paradigm

“Perfectionism” Episode Resources

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

Perfectionism Mindset:



A Balanced Mindset:


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