I first began blogging at Posterous. Since they are shutting down in April, I decided to move the few posts I had on that site to this blog. This was originally posted August 22, 2009.
I always thought being a perfectionist was a good thing. Until recently. I realized that I was creating impossible goals for myself and others. I've had this book for a while, but hadn't been ready to read it. A couple of weeks ago, I picked it up. I was amazed! How did they get inside my head? I finished it this past week and had a chance to put the tips in it to use yesterday. I said something to a friend that I thought was true about myself, then I thought, "Wait a minute, that's way off!" I then rephrased what I had said in a more realistic manner. I was so proud of myself! I took these tools and put them to positive use. It felt wonderful. I'm not one to read self-help books, but I learned something useful with this one and I'm glad I gave it a chance.