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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 an emotional wellness speaker, writer, and licensed psychotherapist. Her San Jose based practice specializes in helping over-stressed, high achieving adults and teens learn to embrace their imperfections and grow happiness. Her personal journey of overcoming perfectionism and people-pleasing traits, inspired her passion for this work. Sharon 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 Setting Boundaries Without Guilt: A Workbook to Move You From Doormat to Empowerment. Sharon also enjoys teaching blogging and writing classes for therapists. You can find her on Twitter, instagram, and her website.

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APA Reference
Martin, S. (2015). Sharon’s Favorite Inspirational Quotes About Perfectionism. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 25, 2019, from


Last updated: 3 Dec 2015
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Dec 2015
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