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Reducing Perfectionism

Perfectionism involves putting pressure on ourselves to meet high standards which then powerfully influences the way we think about ourselves. Researchers have shown that parts of perfectionism are helpful, and parts are unhelpful. We’re here to help you identify and work on the unhelpful parts, so that you get satisfaction from your achievements and lead a more fulfilling life.

Get out of your own way on the road of life

How Do I Get Out of My Own Way?

It's often a mystery to us why we get trapped in doing things that keep us “stuck” in life. Some call it self-defeating behavior. Others call it self-sabotage. Regardless of the terms we use to describe it, it means that we are acting in a way that is keeping us from finding real meaning and value in our lives. The Responsibility of Not Being a Victim You create your own experience through the choices you make on a daily basis. In order to avoid being a victim, you have to admit that once you realize you are doing things that are...
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Choosing SMART (not Perfect) Goals

Setting realistic short-term behavioral goals can help you achieve your long-term plans. To do this effectively, you must be aware of the critical difference between having dreams vs. having goals. Dreams are vague, non-specific, and and often lead to frustration and setbacks. Goals are specific, measurable, action oriented, realistic, and have a timeframe for completion (aka “S.M.A.R.T.”). You should be able to describe your SMART Goals to 10 strangers on the street and have all of them agree on what your goals are. If even one of them disagrees with you, your goals lack one or more of the SMART...