A study found those with this trait tend to live longer lives than others.
In a world of professional players and perfect wives, there can be no bad days.
I approached raising my infant as I did everything life -- as an overachiever trying to “win” at motherhood. The problem? The game is rigged.
And how to maintain sanity in pursuit of your goals.
When my perfectionism was at it’s worst, I couldn’t make a decision about anything.
I'm afraid that I haven't always been awake and noticing, and that somehow I have slept through the magic of your growing. I wonder, have I enjoyed you enough? Have I given you what you needed? Is your heart still whole? Is your spirit unbroken?
As women, we are told that we have to be perfect, but perfection is not human.  See what happens if you cut yourself a break in even one of these areas over the upcoming weeks or months.  You will be modeling a better, happier, and more confident parent for your children, and showing them that self-compassion is essential and achievable.
When things go wrong, it just serves to remind me how the vast majority of the time, things are going absolutely right.
It almost goes without saying that the days of yesteryear seemed so much less stressful and rude and judgmental and on steroids than the days of now. Pressures certainly existed back then. Rude and judging have always been around; but maybe we took heed to follow elderly advice "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."
For Rebecca, perfectionism is a blessing and a curse. It has allowed her to climb to the top of her field, but it left her so miserable that in the show's pilot, she fled New York City to pursue her summer-camp ex-boyfriend in West Covina, California.
There’s something to be said for sacrifice, but scrimping can become an obsession.
I think I must be flawed. I know God doesn't make mistakes but perhaps he was distracted when he was thinking me up. Maybe he figures, "What the heck, let's see how this one turns-out." I mean you have to wonder, if God is pure love, the essence of everything, surely he can make perfect.
Seek truth all the days of your life, and the truth will give you power to set yourself free. Be rational. Those who seek the stars for a lifetime, one day become stars themselves.