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Embracing Imperfection

Embracing Imperfection

Sep 14, 2010-- Sometimes, things need to be just so. Most of the time though, good (not great) is good enough. This doesn't mean you are settling for second best or short-changing yourself. You're being realistic, because people are imperfect. At the Association of Psychological Science Convention this year, one of the most compelling studies came from Prem Fry, PhD, professor of psychology at Trinity Western University. Her study of older adults found a 51 percent reduced life expectancy for perfectionists over non-perfectionists. Our worlds are fraught with imperfections, but instead of worrying over them, try embracing them instead!
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