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Five ways of letting go of perfectionism and why its the best thing you can do for your career AND your life

No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough - Bréné Brown

Perfectionism is often seen as a virtue, but it could be the very thing holding back your career.

While we like think we're just to striving to be our very best, the pursuit of perfection may be our way of hiding our fears.

Because if our work is flawless and our lives perfect, we won’t ever be hurt or punished.

But perfectionism can make us so afraid of failure that pursuing what we really want gets pushed aside.

From an achievement obsessed perfectionist, here are five tips to find the courage to put ourselves out there - flaws and all.

Life Beyond Corporate - The five lessons I learnt changing careers

When I first quit my corporate job, people congratulated me on my bravery. I didn't feel brave. I felt petrified. And I didn't really decide. My body made the decision for me.

To choose change takes enormous courage. To push yourself into discomfort takes bravery. Especially if you’ve spent most of you career on auto-pilot, letting other people deciding your path, your progression, your skills, your shortcomings for you.

But I’ll tell you, that change is oh-so-worth it. Here’s are some of the things that I learnt since I left the corporate world ….