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Allowing Good to Be Good Enough, or Addressing Perfectionism


Emily Bilek and a host of others help propel a discussion of perfectionism, its ramifications, telling it apart from striving for excellence, and steps we might take to allow good to be good enough. Moreover, perfectionism can shift focus from self to others. Bilek said she commonly sees those with perfectionistic tendencies get to the point where it’s not just criticism that stings, but an absence of constant praise. To feel better, she said, the sense of “good enough” has to come from within.

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