Social media has created a world in which everyone seems ecstatic – apart from us. Is there any way for people to curb their resentment?
You’ve heard that perfect is the enemy of done. But perfection’s list of enemies extends well beyond that. Vulnerability, freedom, progress…oh, and reality. Whether you’re staring down back-to-school season or just your weekend to-do list, take a breather with this collection. We’ve rounded up the best stories about the sneaky ways perfectionism influences our lives—and how to break free.
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Kintsugi, or gold splicing, emphasizes the beauty and utility of breaks and imperfections. It turns a problem into a plus.
Spurred perhaps by social media, more people are classified as perfectionists. What are the costs and how can you break the paralysis that’s killing your productivity?
It’s time to give up on chasing perfection and embrace our uniquely individual quirks and imperfections, says author Chidera Eggerue.
From the outside, my life looked perfect. But in reality I was locked in a fierce battle with OCD, constantly struggling with intrusive thoughts.
The world isn’t changed by people doing perfect work. It’s shaped by people doing their best to improve or create things against incredible odds and failing in uncountable ways along the journey.