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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life....... 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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DAYHIKER 2/25/2013 7:54AM

    Good quote! I am certainly not the perfectionist I was in younger years! emoticon

Thanks for stopping by my blog post with encouragement! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 2/23/2013 3:30PM

    Good quote.

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ROCKMAN6797 2/22/2013 8:44AM

    This quote is so true. We keep chasing this dream and forget to celebrate the path that we are taking. I stopped and life has really gotten so much sweeter. Thanks for posting this reminder!


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    I did a blog awhile ago about good enough because I, unfortunately am a perfectionist and it can really hold you back. GREAT quote! Thank you!

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STILLWATERSSB 2/20/2013 10:57PM

    Unfortunately I am a perfectionist but have learned how to deal with it. I don't think my way is the only way........and I've learned or try not to micro-manage but to allow others to express themselves and reach their own destinations.

I've just developed this from having to meet expectations of others and somewhere, there is self expectations as well.

Great quote!

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GOLDENRODGIRL 2/20/2013 8:35PM

    I love that.

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