Let's call Perfectionism What It Really is | How To Academy

You can watch this video when you sign up to our new subscription service, How To +.

How To + subscribers can access more than 250 videos for free, and attend our livestream events with the world’s most exciting thinkers.

Let’s call Perfectionism What It Really is

Liz Gilbert in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

2 mins watch time

Posted September 2019

Psychology, Shorts

How does perfectionism stifle your creativity – and drive you to exhaustion? The bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert takes perfectionism to task. She says: ” Perfection is just fear in high heels and a mink coat, pretending to be fancy. But it’s just terror. Perfectionism is the lie that says there’s a rent you have to pay to be on this earth… But it’s not true. You don’t have to be perfect to be here – or even good. You’re allowed to just be.”