In this episode of the Real Fast Spanish Tips Podcast, we will discuss the topic of Perfectionism.
Perfectionism is related to procrastination but in a weird way. Both of these ‘P’ words tend to be the habits of two very different types of students yet both students will end up with the same results.
Are you suffering from perfectionism? Have you thought about it before?
What is perfectionism and where does it come from?
Perfectionism is something that will slow down your progress in Spanish. But, overcoming perfectionism isn’t easy. It takes a mindset shift and another level of self-awareness. If you can avoid perfectionism then you can go out and make mistakes that are necessary for progressing your Spanish. Mistakes are critical for feedback and if you fear that critical feedback then you won’t be able to push your Spanish forward quickly.
In the podcast episode, I will discuss how you can shift your mind to think differently about the process and outcomes. You will also hear about how the difference between your expectations and your reality can cause stress, frustration and worry.
In this tip you will learn:
- How perfectionism and procrastination are related
- The common narrative related to perfectionism
- 3 Steps to overcoming perfectionism
- Looking at the process
- Setting a mistake quota
- Avoiding the word ‘should’
Mentioned in this episode:
– Brené Brown’s top-rated TED talk: “The Power Of Vulnerability”
Quote from this podcast episode:
“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” – Brené Brown
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How do you deal with perfectionism?