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35 Quotes on Perfectionism – Progress Not Perfection

By July 23, 2021July 29th, 2021No Comments

Sarah Linton

Professional & Personal Coach

Your Gift of Imperfection


Perfection: High Achievements can also mean inner conflict and a mega weight on our shoulders. Aspiring for Perfection is a playground for Anxiety & Fear of Failure.
It keeps your inner brilliance from surfacing & blocks you from moving forward.

In Brene Brown’s iconic Book – The Gift of Imperfection (2010) – Brene’s Research shows..

“that perfectionism hampers success. It’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. Life-paralysis refers to all of the opportunities we miss because we’re too afraid to put anything out in the world that could be imperfect.”

Ouch….Feel that? I know I have.

Is it your time to embrace uncertainty and say ‘peace’ to perfectionism?


Perfectionism : TOC Quote Gallery


 This wisdom from contributors will Inspire you.
I know someone needs to see this today and if this hits the mark for you, you are part of my purposeful life & I’m grateful for you.

It can help you stop craving perfection, accept yourself, and achieve beautiful things through the process. Perfection is impossible.
Here’s what famous writers, philosophers, and other leaders in life have to say about Perfectionism.

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Perfectionism creates havoc on our well-being.
It suffocates our creativity and our opportunity
to dream and continually grow.


Kintsugi: Perfection with flaws


I love the Japanese Art concept of Kintsugi. It’s the act of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold. It nourishes my being that it is built on the idea that you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art by embracing flaws and imperfections.

I wholeheartedly believe the same applies to us humans.


Perfection or Perfectly Imperfect?


I’m putting this out there to stretch your thinking.
Have the Courage to be Perfectly Imperfect so you can:

  • Create your adventures and go have them
  • Chase your dreams
  • Feel a natural high in the process
  • Love yourself, your body & your mind
  • Nourish yourself with soul food
  • Shine in your imperfect glory

However this has touched you,  it may be useful for you to check out our Blog to discover the different aspects of high Achievers and Perfectionists.


 TOC BLOG: 8 signs you may be a Perfectionist

Takeaways: Perfection

  • You are enough, exactly as you are.
  • As a result, you can accept yourself.
  • Perfectionism suffocates creativity & innovation.
  • Go for Progress NOT Perfection.

Have you noticed any patterns where you continually strive for perfection?

We love to hear from our community, let us know what has landed for you?

Do you have a favourite we can add to future gallery’s?
We always credit any contributions.

If you want to uplevel and make an impact on your future,  I would love to be a catalyst for you to step into a future version of yourself.

There is only everything to gain. Can’t wait to connect.



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Sarah Linton

Sarah Linton

Sarah Linton is a Catalyst for change and impact specialising in making change a reality for personal and professional evolution. A former business leader at global organisations including the Walt Disney Company. A Director, Master Coach, Mum and Founder of Tides of Change & The Sarah is passionately connected to her True North as a prolific creator of new horizons & holding that as a vision for her clients partnering across time zones in the UK, USA & Asia Pacific.

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