Dear perfectionists,

Trying to be perfect stops us from making progress.

We’re afraid to make mistakes, so we don’t do.

We’re afraid to make decisions, so we wait and opportunities pass us by.

Perfection does not exist. There is no perfect time. There is no perfect opportunity.

There is no such thing as perfect; therefore, well done is better than perfect.

We’re overthinking. We’re wasting time.

Perfectionism is detrimental. Trying to be perfect hurts us more than it helps us.

Less doubting. Less defense. More doing. More offense. More living.

Stop living in fear. Do our very best. That’s how we can get ahead.


A recovering perfectionist