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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.”