It's an Inside Job

The Pursuit of Perfect: When Excellence Becomes a Burden.

July 03, 2023 Season 4 Episode 1
It's an Inside Job
The Pursuit of Perfect: When Excellence Becomes a Burden.
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Welcome back to another exciting season of "It's an Inside Job"! We are thrilled to have you join us on this journey of resilience, mental health, and personal growth. In this season's opening episode, we explore the captivating topic of "The Trap of the Highest Standards" and its impact on our lives.

As resilient individuals, we often strive for excellence and set high standards for ourselves. While this pursuit can be admirable and motivating, it can also become a double-edged sword. In this episode, we delve into the consequences of holding ourselves to unattainable expectations and the toll it takes on our mental well-being.

Throughout the episode, we address the challenges faced by those who constantly push themselves to meet impossible benchmarks. We explore the impact on mental health, relationships, and overall life satisfaction. By examining real-life stories and expert insights, we shed light on the underlying issues that drive the pursuit of perfection and the potential consequences.


But fear not! This episode isn't just about highlighting the problem. Our aim is to empower and inspire you with actionable strategies and insights. Through heartfelt conversations and practical advice, we provide tools to break free from the trap of the highest standards and cultivate a healthier, more balanced approach to life.


Key Takeaways from this episode:

  1. Understanding the psychological and emotional toll of perfectionism and unrealistic standards.
  2. Recognizing the signs and consequences of setting unattainable expectations for ourselves.
  3. Exploring strategies and techniques to overcome the trap of the highest standards.
  4. Nurturing self-compassion and embracing imperfection as a path to personal growth and well-being.
  5. Gaining insights from personal stories and expert perspectives to foster resilience and mental health.

Get ready for a thought-provoking and enlightening conversation that will challenge your preconceptions and provide practical guidance for navigating the trap of the highest standards. Join us as we embark on this journey together, aiming to redefine success, find balance, and cultivate a healthier mindset.

Remember to subscribe to "It's an Inside Job" for upcoming episodes that will continue to empower and inspire you on your path to resilience and personal growth. Together, we can unlock the tools needed to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. Stay tuned for an unforgettable season ahead!

REFERENCES:
S2 E4:
How to Reclaim Your Power & Find Strength. Interview with Dr. Ann Kaplan: Award-winning entrepreneur, author, and media personality.
S3 E16:
The SHE Community - Social. Human. Equity. Astrid Skaugseth - CEO & Advocate for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity.
S4 E4:
The ShePreneur Project: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs with Tanya Dodaro.

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