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Perfection, The Killer Of Happiness

When I first started at the Guardian my boss laughed me me for a comment I made during my interview process.

When they asked ‘what’s your biggest weakness’ I said ‘I’m a perfectionist’.

Apparently it was an all to common cop out, (I think it’s a ridiculous question to ask in an interview anyway.)

But, perfectionist I am.

And so are most of the women I work with.

Know why?

Because if you strive for perfection in every area of your life,

You will feel unfulfilled and overwhelmed,

And you’ll most likely neglect yourself and the things you actually want.

Instead of trying to be the perfect mum at the school gates, The perfect working woman, With the perfect house, And the perfect body

Why don’t you try and be the happiest?

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