Stop Trying To Be Perfect

November 15, 2010 by  
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Below is a great post by Brené Brown posted on CNN.com.

It speaks to the 1000 lb. gorilla we carry around in our quest to obtain perfection.  In her research, René finds the only way to knock out the beast is by having the courage to speak from the heart with honesty.  To reveal our fears and difficulties with the same excitement as we share what we consider our great traits.

If you aren’t certain of the wisdom in this post a  safe try would be trying this new kind of being – courageously honest – with friends and family members.   I’m sure you will find great freedom in being uniquely you.

Read on.

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Editor’s note: Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent 10 years studying vulnerability, shame, authenticity and courage. She is the author of “The Gifts of Imperfection” (Hazelden) and has a blog on courage.

(CNN) — The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting, but as hard as we try, we can’t turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like “Never good enough” and “What will people think?”

Why, when we know that there’s no such thing as perfect, do most of us spend an incredible amount of time and energy trying to be everything to everyone? Is it that we really admire perfection…Continued

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