Why the pursuit of perfection is destroying you

R U OK? Day

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Tomorrow is ‘R U OK? Day’, dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness. To commemorate the day, Dr Dain Heer explains why the idea of ‘perfection’ is damaging and how you can escape it

Our preoccupation with the idea of 'perfection' is extremely damaging. Perfectionism puts us in a constant state of judgment; always trying to be good enough while believing that we are not, always trying to feel ok about ourselves while believing we are wrong.

Perfection doesn't exist. Ask anyone who's ever created a book or a piece of art, built a building, architected a park, it's never perfect enough. At some point, they simply decided to let it go and to be a gift of creation in the world. If you let go of the illusion of perfection, you will let you go of your judgement of you and it will no longer control you.

No matter how long you've been stuck in the perfection trap, you can change it by using these 3 tools in the gallery above. 

Dr Dain Heer is an international speaker, best-selling author and co-creator of Access Consciousness. He will be hosting a variety of workshops and signature classes on the Sunshine Coast in November. For more information visit

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