Has it ever happened to you that you that you have simply felt unable to get ahead in life and do the things that are important to you? It is certainly not uncommon for a person to feel blocked in some way. There are probably times when it is clear what is at the root your frustration - perhaps even what needs to be done about it; but, at other times, you may, for no apparent reason, feel well and truly stuck.
Although, as a person, you are unique, and any block you may experience will be of course unique to you, there are a number of factors, common to many of us, which may be holding you back. These factors could include a lack of confidence, some form of inner conflict or a degree of procrastination.
There is, of course, nothing wrong in wanting to do things well, in setting goals and striving for high standards or even excellence. But the absolutist demands of perfectionism can often be quite counter-productive.
In its adaptive, unhealthy form, perfectionism tends to involve inflexible black-or-white thinking – also know as all-or-nothing thinking. It supports a belief that the only acceptable outcome is one that is completely flawless. Anything less would simply be a failure. This principle results in perfectionists first setting excessively high standards for achievement, and then giving highly critical evaluations of their own performance or the performance of others.