Here’s Why Perfectionism is an Ultimate Illusion

March 17, 2024

David Burns reveals the danger of perfectionism in his book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.

“Perfection” is man’s ultimate illusion.

It simply doesn’t exist in the universe. There is no perfection.

It’s really the world’s greatest con game; it promises riches and delivers misery.

The harder you strive for perfection, the worse your disappointment will become because it’s only an abstraction, a concept that doesn’t fit reality.

Everything can be improved if you look at it closely and critically enough—every person, every idea, every work of art, every experience, everything.

So if you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do.”

– David D. Burns, Author of Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

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