Perfectionism - Strive for Something Better!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

It's hard to be perfect when you are doing something new - inevitably we will make mistakes. And so our fixation with always being faultless can stop us trying new things, stop us experimenting and taking risks.

The Decision for Precision

Malcolm Levene | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

My OCD is about being Over Consciously Detailed. In effect, what that means is, nothing is ever quite good enough. Well, that's not true. It means I'm too fussy for my own good. No, let me rephrase that, I'm very particular about my writing and my work.

Mums As Leaders

Catherine Davies | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

All women want to be a great mum. Maybe a perfect mum? I did. I think my mum friends did. I definitely wanted to do things The Right Way and not The Wrong Way. Who would argue with that?

Radical Self-Care Changed My Life

Nikki Armytage | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

It was a radical act to put a stop to my busy and (on the surface) 'successful' London life as I knew it, by moving away for a year with nothing but an image of a bed and yoga mat for company. It was an act of inspiration - and desperation.

Sloppiness Is a Gender Issue

Tony Crabbe | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Crabbe

I work with a leader who is sloppy: a bit disorganised, he forgets things and at times drops the ball. He is also extremely successful and admired. The thing is, his sloppiness is interpreted (accurately) as big thinking and creativity. It occurs to me that I don't know any women in senior positions who are also sloppy and successful; that bothers me.

How to Stop Your Perfectionistic Tendencies From Destroying Your Life

Danny Baker | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

There's a lot to be said for being a perfectionist, as it pushes one to strive for excellence and to reach their true potential. I always loved this characteristic in myself, and I attribute whatever success I've had to it. But for a long time, I didn't realise it was a double-edged sword. Then when I was 19, my perfectionism plunged me into a near-fatal depression.

How to Spot If You Are a Perfectionist

Jayne Morris | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

When high expectations are held of us from an early age we can start to nurture an internal drive to meet the standards set for us and feel chronically unhappy or dissatisfied if we don't achieve the level of success we set out to accomplish. This develops into perfectionism in adulthood and results in the relentless quest for excellence.

How to Beat Perfectionism... and be the Best!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

For some perfectionism is an internal wasteland where all positives are ignored and life is like wading through treacle. For others perfectionism makes the outside world never enough and disappointment poisons most activities and relationships. Perfectionists walk a tightrope where impending disaster is held at bay with extreme effort.

Are Your Perfectionist Ways Holding You Back?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we need to be called out on really obvious behaviours that are getting us nowhere. And, surprisingly, perfectionism is one of them. When ...

This Is What Happens When You Do Too Much...

Emma Brooke | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

These are the people who walk in to street lights because they're writing that oh-so-important-if-I-don't-send-it-right-now-the-whole-world-will-come-crashing-down-and-I'll-spend-the-rest-of-me-life-eating-beans-on-toast-for-dinner email on their phone and not looking where they're going.

Love over 50, an Implement of Torture, Perfection Exists

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

write as a middle -aged woman and one who is quite delighted to be on the cusp of fading away into the sunset. Once the menopause has passed we feel a pang of sadness at the lost opportunity to ever have kids but we look back with clear lenses instead of rose-tinted ones.

Women in Leadership: Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

Neela Bettridge | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

A lot of women are perfectionists, and in some situations, it's a real plus. Perfectionists aim high and strive to give of their best. More often than not, they get whatever they are doing right. But at what cost?

Revisiting the Moon Under Water: The Perfect Pub

Nicholas Cooper | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Cooper

I've always believed that a pub which can offer me a quality beer that I've never heard of is onto a good start, and anywhere I can walk in and see something on draught that surprises me is doing even better. Anywhere offering a combination of Carlsberg, Carling and Strongbow and not much else is simply not going to cut it.

The Manipulative Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When I tell people I have had three scholarships in my life, 2 academic and 1 music they are impressed. When I tell them I studied piano for 12 years but stopped short of Grade 8 (the highest grade), they are impressed. When I say I won every form prize in my junior school, won competitions for speech and drama, poetry reading, the bishop chorister's award and played the lead 'Alice' in Alice in Wonderland, all before the age of 11, they ask me why I don't do any of it now? But of course I don't normally tell anyone these things. Because I didn't win them. My mother did.