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1. Welcoming imperfection is the way to accomplish what perfectionism promises but never delivers. It gives us our best performance and genuine acceptance in the family of human - and by that I mean imperfect - beings.

- Martha Beck


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2. There is no perfection, only life

- Milan Kundera


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3. Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be.


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4. Judge me when you become perfect.


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5. Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.

- Steve Jobs


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6. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not.

We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.

- Steve Jobs


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7. We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else.

We built it for ourselves.

- Steve Jobs


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8. We’re not going to be the first to this party, but we’re going to be the best.

- Steve Jobs


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9. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

- Antoine De Saint Exupery


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10. We try to focus and do very few things well.

And focusing is hard because focusing doesn’t mean saying yes, it means saying no.

So we decide not to do a lot of things so we can focus on a handful of things and do them well.

- Steve Jobs


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11. Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.

- Anne Wilson Schaef


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12. Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way…

- Paul Arden


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13. A pursuit for perfection is the most leading cause of procrastination in artists.

- Neeraj Agnihotri


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14. Isn’t it a relief to hear that what might not be perfect for you might be perfect for someone else?

- Neeraj Agnihotri


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15. Perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life-paralysis.

- Brené Brown


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16. We're going to have to bust down the door on the myth of perfectionism. We're going to have to call it what it really is: fear.

- Karen Rinaldi


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17. ... perfectionists often produce very little.

- Elizabeth Grace Saunders


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18. There was a man who was so confident in himself, that he was completely blind to his partner's needs and wants. He believed he was perfect for this person, but he was not.

If only he knew perfection does not exist. And this is what really turned his partner away from him.

The End.

- Efrat Cybulkiewicz


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19. Perfectionists are not all negative, miserable, unhappy and over controlling individuals

- Dr. Asa Don Brown


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20. But I always feel that whatever I do, I could do better. I suppose it is perfectionism.

- Rowan Atkinson


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21. However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.

- Marilu Henner


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22. I've learned how my own perfectionism can cripple me.

- Jennifer Nettles


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23. Perfectionism kills art. I find that if I criticise myself, it spoils the fun. You can get paralysed by analysis - it takes all the playfulness away.

- Geri Halliwell


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24. The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

- George Orwell


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25. Perfectionism is internalized oppression

- Gloria Steinem


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26. Perfectionism is a dream killer, because it’s just fear disguised as trying to do your best. It just is.

- Mastin Kipp


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27. And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

- John Steinbeck


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28. Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it.

- Anne Lamott


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29. There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.

- Shannon L Alder


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30. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier.

- Roy T. Bennett


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31. The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin.

Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that - a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It's not possible. Learn to learn. Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting.

- Vironika Tugaleva


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32. Perfectionism is a delusion that can rob one of a very successful, enriching life if not careful.

- April Bryan


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33. If you wait for things to be perfect, you walk away with nothing. Just jump in and get started.

- Jennifer Ritchie Payette


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34. As we try to achieve perfection, society changes and we just become more imperfect.

- Joao Matod


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35. Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.

- David D Burns


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36. In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.

- Hannah Arendt


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37. I really believe that it is honesty about our imperfect selves that makes everyone do better and be better.

- Dan Pearce


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38. We must understand the need for perfectionism is a corrosive waste of time, because nothing is ever beyond criticism.

No matter how many hours you spend to render something flawless, somebody will always be able to find fault with it.

- Elizabeth Gilbert


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39. Don't aim for perfection.

Aim for 'better than yesterday.

- Izey Victoria Odiase


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40. Done is better than perfect.

- Sheryl Sanberg


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41. Welcoming imperfection is the way to accomplish what perfectionism promises but never delivers. It gives us our best performance and genuine acceptance in the family of human - and by that I mean imperfect - beings.

- Martha Beck


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42. I give myself permission to suck.

I find that hugely liberating

- John Green


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43. In order to do something well, we must first be willing to do it badly.

- Julia Cameron


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44. No one is perfect — that's why pencils have erasers.


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45. It's better to be perfectly useful than uselessly perfect.

- Dr Idel Dreimer


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46. A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.

- John Henry Newman


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47. You can't hit a home run every time.

- C C Williams


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48. In Business, perfection is the enemy of Profitability.

- Mark Cuban


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49. If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.

- Leo Tolstoy


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50. If we were supposed to be perfect, why would God's most emphasized attribute be His mercy and forgiveness?

- Yasmin Mogahed


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51. OCD (Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder)

-overwhelming need for order
-strongly follow rules & regulations
-extremely uncomfortable when things lack perfection
-might neglect personal relationships to focus on making some project perfect


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52. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.

- Gilda Radner


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53. Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.

- Mandy Hale


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54. When we focus so hard on the tiny details, we leave ourselves open to miss the bigger picture. Details matter and so does an eagles point of view.

- Rosangel Perez


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55. The antidote to perfectionism is self-acceptance.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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56. Perfectionists can talk about feelings, they can’t express feelings.

- Dr Margaret Rutherford


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57. Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.

- Seth Godin


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58. You have to push yourself to be spectacularly better at the thing you bring to the marketplace than most people. And you can.

- Seth Godin


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59. I'm not perfect but my Nails are.


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60. An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.

- Booth Tarkington


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61. Consistency is more important than perfection.


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