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Sharon’s Favorite Inspirational Quotes About Perfectionism

Sharon's Favorite Inspirational Quotes about Perfectionism

Over the years, I have definitely worked at becoming less of a perfectionist. As I’ve mentioned previously, perfectionism can actually hold us back from taking chances, trying new things, and completing things. Perfectionism also tends to fuel criticism towards ourselves and others. And when we’re focused on achievement and outward appearances, perfectionism can prevent us from being our true, authentic selves.

This week I gathered up my favorite quotes about perfectionism for you. I hope they will motivate and inspire you. I find a good quote can energize me and give me lots to contemplate. If you like any of these quotes, feel free to share them.

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If you have a favorite quote about perfectionism, please post it in the comments. I’d love to see what thoughts resonate with you.


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Sharon’s Favorite Inspirational Quotes About Perfectionism

Sharon Martin, LCSW

Sharon Martin is a licensed psychotherapist and codependency expert practicing in San Jose, CA. She is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance and several ebooks including Navigating the Codependency Maze.  

To learn more, visit Sharon's website. And please sign-up for free access to her resource library HERE (worksheets, tips, meditations, and resources for healing codependency, perfectionism, anxiety and more).

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Martin, S. (2015). Sharon’s Favorite Inspirational Quotes About Perfectionism. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2020, from


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