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September 27, 2010

The Gifts of Imperfection ~ Brene Brown

perfectionism blows.

In celebration of the release of Brene's new book ~ The Gifts of Imperfection" I am joining her in a Perfect Protest!

Let's face it folks. Trying to be perfect steals us away from who we really are,
it steals away our time, it steals away our relationships, and hey, we never really get there, right? In Brene's new book she so beautifully addresses this topic...

"For many years I believed that being my best self meant trying to be perfect. After studying shame, authenticity, and courage for ten years, I realized that I was wrong. Yes, it took that long. I'm hardheaded and I was very invested in being right. Here's what I learned:

Being our best selves is about cultivating the courage to be vulnerable, authentic, and imperfect. Perfectionism, on the other hand, is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. It's that simple. Perfection is not about healthy striving or being our best, it's how we protect ourselves.

In the new book, I write, "Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, itís the thing thatís really preventing us from taking flight.".. ~Brene Brown

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Posted by jen on September 27, 2010 11:57 AM