EP #322: The “Good Enough” Challenge as a Perfectionist in Midlife


What You’ll Learn from this Episode About The “Good Enough” Challenge as a Perfectionist in Midlife:

  • How the “good enough” challenge can help you as a perfectionist in midlife.
  • How being a perfectionist and/or overachiever can cause you challenges in midlife.
  • Why it’s easy to lose perspective and succumb to autopilot thinking when you have perfectionist and/or overachiever tendencies.
  • How being curious about what you’re thinking, feeling, and doing can help you understand what you want.
  • Why you might want to take the “good enough” challenge.
  • How you could benefit from taking the first step of raising your awareness of perfectionism and being an overachiever in your life.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle Podcast

Today’s podcast episode is about being a perfectionist and/or overachiever and why you should take the “good enough” challenge

If you’re a perfectionist and/or overachiever, you have likely known this about yourself for decades. You probably label yourself as such. You have probably also seen some positive outcomes from your tendency to approach life this way.

However, there are also some personal challenges and perhaps even negative outcomes that are typically related to having these personality traits as well. You can create pain for yourself as well and it may be something you want to work on improving.

You’re invited to play with the concept of tweaking your standards about something to be “good enough” instead of perfect. Three steps are explained with examples to help you do just this.

You’re going to get so much from this episode! Enjoy!

Free Resources

Podcast: Ep 244: When your unhelpful thoughts aren’t obvious in midlife


Free Worksheet: Thought Awareness in Midlife https://suzyrosenstein.com/women-in-the-middle/ 

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