The Perfectionist


The ultimate overachiever, you bring your A-game to everything you tackle.

You collect lofty goals in your Passion Planner and you don’t stop until you’ve crushed them. At work, you’re your own harshest critic, fixating on every little detail and polishing your work until 5:01pm. 

But let’s be real, even a tiny hiccup or small mistake can send you spiralling into doubt and vicious self-criticism (hello, it’s me, your mean inner critic. Maybe it’s time you put me on mute?)

Because even when you’re killing it, you can’t help but feel this uneasy feeling you could do better. The pursuit of perfection is never-ending, and frankly, you’re exhausted. It’s tough to shake these feelings of inadequacy, but it’s all you’ve ever known.

I see you, Perfectionist, because I’ve been exactly where you are right now, struggling to break free from the cycle of self-criticism and high expectations.

But guess what? You are a force to be reckoned with — and you don’t need to let perfectionism hold you back from claiming the happiness you seek.

Let’s lovingly thank your Perfectionist Imposter for keeping you safe (after all, that’s what they have been trying to do all this time). It’s time to let go of perfection and embrace constructive self-compassion.

Here are 3 tips to overcome your perfectionist imposter


Tip 1

Push yourself to act before you feel ready. It's easy to trick ourselves into waiting for the ‘perfect time’ to start. Truth is, there will never be a perfect time. That’s an illusion. 

The sooner you get started and accept that your ‘good, not perfect’ is enough (maybe even better than your brain can perceive right now!), the happier, more grounded and proud you’ll feel about the incredible progress you’ve been making. 


Tip 2

To save yourself from spending way longer on tasks than you should, try setting yourself a strict time limit. And then reward yourself for sticking to it. 

Do the best you can within that timeframe… then let go of the outcome. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how this exercise will build your self-trust that you can deliver good work, without compromising your own boundaries or wellbeing.


Tip 3

Perfectionism can be like a hall of mirrors — the view you have is not always an accurate perception of your own skills. And when it comes to imposter syndrome, the very fact that you experience self-doubt is a sign that you know more than you think you do!

Try reaching out to a colleague or friend whose opinion you admire or respect for their honest feedback on what you’re struggling with. I can guarantee they’ll have more positive than negative things to say. 

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