Be Kind to Yourself!
Are you surprised that this is actually one of the most effective strategies to help you Overcome Perfectionism? It's true!
In the midst of pressure and stress, or when we make mistakes, or forget something important, it's all too easy to berate and criticize ourselves. How can you focus on your strengths, get things done, and expect others to treat you with respect if you are constantly beating yourself up?
When you constantly criticize yourself without compassion and forgiveness, you are literally training others that's its okay for them to criticize you and not be compassionate.
If you can't be kind and patient with yourself, how can you be truly be kind and patient with others?
I Propose a New Golden Rule: