About perfectionism

Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.

Maria Shriver

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There’s always something wrong

The next suitable person you’re in light conversation with, you stop suddenly in the middle of the conversation and look at the person closely and say “What’s wrong?”

You say it in a concerned way. He’ll say, “What do you mean?” You say, “Something’s wrong. I can tell. What is it?” And he’ll look stunned and say, “How did you know?”

He doesn’t realize something’s always wrong, with everybody. Often more than one ting. He doesn’t know everybody’s always going around all the time with something wrong and believing they’re exerting great willpower and control to keep other people, for whom they think nothing’s ever wrong, from seeing it.

David Foster Wallace

Something is always wrong. And that is perfectly all right. Realise your problems, be honest to yourself and work on them, that’s what it’s all about.

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Strive for excellence

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Harriet Braiker

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The good stuff

People call these things imperfections, but they’re not. Aw that’s the good stuff. And then we get to choose who we let in to our weird little worlds.

Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting

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Strive for perfection

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho

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Create, get busy!

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Dr. Robert Schuller

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Stop your excuses and get going!

If you wait for everything to be perfect according to your preconceived plan, then you may well wait forever. If you go out and work with the current of life, you may find that success comes from building upon small things.

Deng Ming-Dao

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