Readworthy Roundup: Perfectionism & Finding Grace
Our editor’s top reads on this month’s editorial theme, published on our favorite websites and dropped into an easy-to-navigate summary – with links! – just for you.
What if we could shift our mindsets from The Perfectionist to that of The Optimalist? Doing so will make you “more flexible, resilient and adaptive” in the pursuit of your goals, says this article by Travis Bradberry. Forbes.com
Whether we categorize perfectionist behavior as “good” or “bad” depends a lot on psychological and sociological circumstances. And, yes, there are cultural benefits to perfectionist behavior. FastCompany.com
An informative overview of “The Perfectionist’s Dilemma” and easy, actionable ways to push through for balance. Hint: We need to learn to live in the present. Inc.com
This series of honest (and kind) advice to ward off negative perfectionist behavior from minimalist lifestyle expert Courtney Carver also includes some sound guidance from famous authors and entrepreneurs. BeMoreWithLess.com
Letting go of being the “perfect” role model, loosening those strict expectations of yourself and others, and addressing your own inner critic…all while discovering (and enjoying!) a new-found resilience. Mindful.org