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A perfectly imperfect story of ditching the hustle of perfectionism

Ditch Perfect’s mission and blog are pretty straightforward: helping creatives (aka YOU!) ditch perfect by providing the tools to overcome perfectionism once and for all, so that you can start taking action on your big creative ideas.

I talk a lot about perfectionism over here: what it is, how it shows up for us and hinders us along the way + what to do to start letting go of your perfectionism.

But I haven’t really shared before about the link between perfectionism and the culture of hustle, hustle, hustle that seems to be all the rage these days.

And believe me, perfectionism is a hustle. It’s hustling for perfection, for approval, for self-worth.

Perfectionism presents us with this vision that has us believing if we achieve perfection, THEN, and only then, we will finally be happy/successful/*insert your particular poison here*. We keep hustling for something that isn’t achievable because we want to achieve that one specific outcome that we believe is waiting for us across the finish line.

Setting aside the question of whether perfection is achievable or not, what perfectionism does is keep us stuck in this cycle of working harder + doing more. We keep chasing after and hustling for a thriving 6-figure business, a stellar career, a house with a white picket fence, the 2.5 children (all symbols of perfection as far as society is concerned) without thinking about whether those things are right for us or match our values and priorities.

The hustle of perfectionism… it’s something I’m deeply passionate about, as I believe it’s one of the ways perfectionism keeps us small.

That’s why I’m so excited to have gotten the chance to talk more in-depth about this topic on my friend Ruth’s blog over at The Anti-Hustle Project.

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