5 October 2011

Perfectionism = Control + Fear

I need to know that I wasn't perfect, I am not perfect, Recovery can't be perfect, Every day doesn't have to be perfect and nothing is pure or perfect...

The desire for perfectionism is a combination of my desire of control and my fear of what happens if the control is lost, or if I'll never be perfect.

Perfectionism can be destructive. Mine is.

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.

- David M. Burns-

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