Overcoming Perfectionism: Studio 5
“Be ye therefore perfect” doesn’t mean to be externally flawless, it means whole, ripe, complete. Perfectionism is about trying to earn love through performance.
Shame researcher Brene Brown, PhD says that “Healthy striving is self-focused. How can I improve? Perfectionism is other focused. What will others think?”
I highly recommend Dr. Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
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Dynamic self & relationship expert Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to KSL TV's Studio 5, and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. She writes for PsychCentral and Sharecare and hosts The Julie Hanks show on BYU Radio. Connect on Facebook & Twitter...and watch for her new book releasing in 2013.