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Author Alan C. Fox Says: Get Past Perfect

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I used to be a partial perfectionist. I say “partial” because certain aspects of my life, such as my clothing, weren’t especially important to me and I didn’t need them to be perfect. With my young children I decided that my enthusiasm and support were more important than my insisting on perfect crayon drawings. I say perfectionist because often I would settle for nothing less than that ideal. In high school I wanted the highest grade in every class. When I began practicing law I wanted each letter or agreement to be perfectly composed and perfectly typed, and that was in the days before word processing equipment made at least the typing relatively easy. After a few years running my…

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