Episode 162: How I Realised I’m A Perfectionist

Episode 162: How I Realised I’m A Perfectionist

Despite it now being my day job to talk about perfectionism, it was only a few years ago that I actually realised I was a perfectionist! There are so many misconceptions around perfectionism that until my mid-twenties, I thought I wasn’t perfect enough to be a perfectionist. And because I didn’t realise I was a perfectionist, I felt like I was the only one struggling with procrastination, crippling self-doubt, overthinking and being all-or-nothing.

Realising that I’m a perfectionist gave me a whole new vocabulary that has allowed me to change my life for the better – because it’s only when you realise you’re a perfectionist that you become empowered to overcome perfectionism.

In this episode, I’m opening up about my journey with perfectionism and the important points along the way. I can’t remember everything but I hope that what I share in this episode helps you understand yourself a little bit more.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why I didn’t think I was a perfectionist until I was in my mid-twenties
  • The most common misconceptions about perfectionism
  • The childhood experience that I made mean I wasn’t good enough
  • Why it’s not necessary to dissect your past in order to overcome perfectionism
  • What caused my perfectionist tendencies to begin causing problems
  • The most important teachers on my personal development journey

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Realising I’m a perfectionist was a life-changing moment for me. Until my mid-twenties, I just thought there was something wrong with me. Turns out that wasn’t true! Tune in to hear how I realised I’m a perfectionist and the impact it’s had on my life.

Author: Sam Brown