A nice blog post from 2023 by content designer Amy Hupe, sharing her thoughts on perfectionism and burnout. She highlights that perfectionism isn't solely about striving for excellence, but it also can involve the tendency to disengage from tasks when one feels incapable of excelling. Amy discusses her struggle with perfectionism and burnout, using Duo Lingo's prompts as an example.

Key points

  • Perfectionism is not just about achieving perfection but often leads to disengagement when faced with the fear of failure.

  • Instead of succumbing to perfectionism, embrace imperfection and focus on progress .


"I am not capable of perfection right now. I can allow that to grind me to a halt, or I can grant myself compassion and build back up, allowing 'good enough' to be good enough for the moment."


8th May 2024



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