Chicago Author Wants Black Women to ‘Stop Waiting for Perfect’ – and ...

Have you ever called yourself a perfectionist? 

It might sound like a good thing, but in practice, perfectionism can perform more like procrastination – and waiting for perfect scenarios can prevent us from getting the credit and success we deserve. 

In her book “Stop Waiting for Perfect: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Power,” L’Oreal Thompson Payton says if the quest for perfection is keeping you from achieving your potential, it’s time to get out of your own way.

Payton said while she’s always been a perfectionist, it wasn’t until recently that she truly realized it was a tendency that could cause problems when she ended her unbroken 685-day streak of recording Peloton workouts.

“It just all came crashing down. And I was like, oh my gosh, like who am I without this streak?” Payton said. “Therapy helped me realize, you know, you’re still worthy, you’re still a good person, you’re still deserving of love, respect and all of these good things. Like you…

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