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Tip Perfectionism can hurt

I've been told I am too hard on myself, I disagreed at first, but I now think differently. I visited some family in Iceland and learned how people there are encouraged to dabble and explore. It showed me how competitive American culture is: "anything less than perfect is failure." Example: a year before I took up swimming aiming for perfect, but asthma made me quit and I felt very ashamed. I still try hard but now with more modest, realistic goals because perfectionism can be counterproductive.

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