perfectionism is a dream killer


Good morning! To kick off the week I’d like to share a quote by Mastin that stuck with me this weekend.

Wise words, Mr. Kipp.


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  1. Rebekah

    I’ve found this to be very true in my life. I realized I couldn’t accept “good enough” and was unhappy. When I stepped back and really looked at my life, I realized that despite a tough year of loss and heartbreak, I was living exactly what I wanted, with the person I wanted, in the place I wanted. I’m hoping this feeling sticks. 🙂

    1. Jess Lively

      I’ve had the same situation happen myself, I can totally relate, Rebekah!

  2. Naomi

    Ah, so true! I can’t count the number of ways and times I didn’t end up moving forward on an idea because ‘it wouldn’t be perfect, and if I can’t do it perfectly I might as well not do it at all’. Snap out of it, Naomi!

    1. Jess Lively

      I can totally understand where you are coming from. I know it can be hard, but try taking it one step at a time and realize that every step forward is better off than living in the land of “what if.” : )

  3. dayka

    Love me some Mastin! Did you see his post on love today?? It was excellent!

    1. Jess Lively

      Not yet, heading over to read it now!

  4. Erika

    Oh yes, and boy oh boy how I tried. Not only is it a dream killer, but it is painful and just plain wrong! Thank you so much for reminding me! How easily I forget.

  5. This is so true. I feel like sometimes I wait until I have something perfect. But it never gets perfect, so I just end up giving up and ultimately giving into my fear of failure or whatever my fear may be at that moment. Even fear of success.

    1. Jess Lively

      I’ve totally been there with you! Fear of success OR failure both leave us paralyzed.

  6. Melissa

    Just made this my desktop background. I don’t want perfectionism, fear, or anything else to hold me back!

  7. Suzanne Quaid

    Being a perfectionist myself, I agree, it’s definitely rooted in fear but I have to disagree with the word “trying”. I think perfectionists ARE doing their best only far too cautiously.

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