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Top of mind: how do you avoid getting stuck in a perfectionism trap?

Walter luzzolino, founder of Walter Presents

Seeking out beauty and quality is the essence of my work as the curator of a premium international drama service. Being a perfectionist is professionally helpful, but in truth, it can be a little too demanding when it comes to everyday life. It is a constant struggle to find a balance between perfectionism and the need to let go sometimes.

Stephanie Choporis, co-founder and managing editor of Happenstance

As a journalist, I have found that little makes me work harder than a deadline. I try setting deadlines for myself to help get things off of my plate. I write daily tasks in a planner and try to get through at least a few items each day. If I see that I have rewritten a task for multiple days, I'll want to complete it, even though it might not be perfect. This works even better if others set the deadlines for you, but it's still good practice to keep yourself on track.

Carrie Rich, CEO of The Global Good Fund

I struggle each day to make the world a better place. When I focus on living life authentically and with integrity, it means I don't focus on being perfect. Good thing, too, because I've never been remotely close to perfect in any way.

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Date:Sep 1, 2017
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