Own Your Beauty: 12 Tips on Letting Go of Perfectionism From Brene Brown
As a recovering perfectionist and an aspiring good-enoughist, I’ve found these 12 pieces of information very helpful in the lifelong journey from "What will people think?" to "I am enough." Some are specific tips, but most are snippets of what I’ve learned in my work. If we want to overcome perfectionism, we have to understand what it is and how it operates in our lives.
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, shame, and authenticity. Her work has been featured on CNN, NPR, PBS, and was the topic of two recent TEDx talks. She is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embracing Who You Are and I Thought It Was Just Me: Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power. You can learn more about her work on her website or blog.