What Advice Would You Give a Perfectionist?

August 10, 2011
If you are a perfectionist who is tired of feeling you always have to give 110% to whatever you do (or know of someone like that), what advice would work best for you?

You are invited to come along on my vacation that begins today:

Today we are driving up to San Francisco to meet our grandson . . . who is being driven by our son from Fortuna (northern California) down to my brother-in-law’s in Palo Alto . . . where we’ll leave our car while we fly together to Boston . . . rent a car and drive to Lexington, Massachusetts, where my daughter lives . . . walk around historical sites for a couple days . . . drive for three hours up to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, for an Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) Intergenerational program on sailing . . . enjoy five days learning to sail . . . drive back to Boston (it’s cheaper that way than flying out of Maine) . . . fly back to San Francisco . . . pick up our car and drive to northern California to return our grandson . . . visit a few other family members there . . . and drive home!

During this sojourn I have pre-scheduled three posts a week while I’m gone so that when you come here while I’m driving, flying, walking, driving, sailing, driving, flying, and driving again, you’ll find something here that may interest you.

Of course, if you are on vacation, I rather hope you don’t bother visiting here. You need to enjoy wherever you have gone, and the blog will be here when you return.


Include Your Suggestions in an Ebook for Perfectionists

In my last newsletter I said that I plan to put together an e-book for perfectionists (and those who live with them). I thought it would be a good idea to have a compilation of advice on the subject besides my “Lessons of a Recovering Perfectionist.”

So whether or not you are a perfectionist, I invite you to tell me:

  • Your definition of perfectionism.
  • The best advice you would give someone who is a perfectionist.
  • If you are a perfectionist, the best advice you’ve been given and whether you’ve taken that advice.AND, if you have a story, funny or otherwise, include that as well.

I will not use your name, or initials, unless you give me permission. But I will include your advice in the book. I won’t tell you when I expect to publish it, for that would only play into the hands of my own perfectionist, who thinks she can manage my time with a zillion projects and get them all done according to her optimistic schedule.

If you have any friends who have been able to go from practicing to recovering perfectionist, please share this project with them. I would love to know what it is that has helped others overcome the pressure to do better than one needs to do, or perhaps even can do.

To fill out the form, click on this link: Perfectionism Survey.

Since I wrote the newsletter, I’ve decided that anyone who fills out the perfectionism survey would be entered into a raffle for a print book of Ask Yourself Questions and Change Your Life.  If you win, I will contact you for your address.

Thanks for giving me information on perfectionism. I can use all the help I can get.

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