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Balance Your Critical Focus

Perfectionists tend to notice mistakes and often notice them above all else. But you can soften this tendency by consciously trying to notice the good in things.

When you spot perceived flaws look for five other qualities that you do like. This will balance out your critical focus and become a positive new habit.

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You may not see how pervasive perfectionism can be. Becoming more aware of your patterns, you’re in a better position to alter them.

Perfectionists tend to be very self-critical but this can perpetuate unhealthy behaviors and decrease their self-esteem.

Perfectionists tend to set goals of unreasonable excellence with no learning curve or room for error.

If criticism makes you defensive, an attitude change can help.

List the ways perfectionism is hurting you and others, and you’ll be more motivated to shed these tendencies.

Perfectionism differs from high achievement in its focus. If you are striving for excellence, you can be happy about your achievements and learn from your mistakes.

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