Breaking up with Perfectionism Paralysis!

Have you ever allowed - the need to be perfect - to prevent you from taking a chance at being great?

We all know that girl; she’s fierce, knowledgeable, detail-oriented, always organized, has amazing plans, but never feels confident enough to move forward with what she has planned because it's never good enough? Do you know her?


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  • She's hard-working

  • Fears failure

  • Is a high achiever

  • Sometimes has unrealistic expectations

  • She's hyper-focused on results

  • Overly critical

  • Procrastinates

  • Expert Overthinker

  • Discouraged by negative “what if’s”

Does she look familiar?


These are common traits and tendencies found in perfectionists, and I know her all too well. I have found that it is far too easy to encourage others to go after their dreams, launch businesses, or start new projects, but I tend to create long lists of reasons I should wait to move forward with my ideas. Do you see the list of traits and tendencies above? Each of those bullet points have intertwined to create a tailored dress that I’ve worn for years!

Now don’t get me wrong, there are some beneficial qualities within perfectionism personalities.


Being a hard-working over-achiever is not always a bad thing. However, if you find yourself terrified or hesitant to start new things or too afraid to pursue your dream because of all of the what-ifs truly, you may have perfectionism paralysis.

If this is you, my dear purpose-filled sister, it is time to say ‘no’ to perfectionism paralysis and take the first step forward.

Do you know what I tell myself to shake myself free from the chains of perfectionism paralysis? I tell myself,


DO NOT ALLOW FEAR OF A MISSTEP TO KEEP YOU FROM TAKING THE FIRST STEP.