Escape Perfectionism, Gain Excellence.
What you'll learn
- You will learn if perfectionism is hurting your performance or relationships.
- If you are, in fact, a perfectionist, you will improve your performance by trading the frustrations of impossible striving for excellence, which allows you to attain higher goals.
- You will adopt attitudes and habits that reduce stress and increase productivity.
- To get the benefits of perfectionism without the costs. Early in this course you will fill out an inventory (fully confidential) that helps you know if you are or are not a perfectionist, and if you are, what type. This will help you know what to change and how to change it. You will select strategies that appeal to you to make those changes. Because perfectionism is a burden, when you are free from that you will be able to perform better. Quit getting squashed by impossible demands and start dancing!
- For those who live with a perfectionistic person, to gain coping (survival) skills for yourself and practical methods to guide the other person toward better thinking.
- You are ready to be realistic about your inner thoughts and habits, and the courage to taste freedom. Eager to soar with the eagle of excellence to higher performance. Willing to break all your best records as you escape perfectionism and gain excellence.
- This course has about an hour or so of instructional video, additional things to read, motivational mini-posters, and two confidential quizzes.
- For best results, study a little, the think a lot. It’s about you, so that thinking will go with you where you go. This how you make powerful changes in personal matters. It is a step-by-step series of improvements.
- You do not need prior courses to benefit from this; just the desire to learn.
- Bottom line: The course is short but if study is sincere and is not rushed the benefits can last a lifetime.
Perfectionism is a painful way to live. It is a cage that takes away freedom; it is a load of bricks on the back that reduces performance. A perfectionist is critical of everyone. Nothing is ever good enough, especially one’s own performance. When perfectionists win, to them it feels like a loss anyway. “I could have done better,” they tell themselves.
It is a painful way to live—or to live close to—but it does not have to be that way. Dr. Rich Walters, experienced therapist and author of The Perfectionism Trap and How to Escape, explains clearly how you can exchange the burden of perfectionism for the joys of excellence.
This course prepares you to change what you need to change. To swap the agony of over-reach for the joy of grasping success. The course combines video mini-lectures (you gain knowledge) with activities to improve your own circumstances (these help you use the knowledge) . Along with the video coaching, you will invest some time to think and plan. The potential payback is great; it is worth doing it well.
Who this course is for:
- You, if you think you are a perfectionist or if you live with one. (The course will help you decide if you are.) If you are living with a problem or a problem person, come on in! No prior knowledge is required.
Rich Walters holds master’s degrees in business and counseling, and the PhD in counseling psychology (University of Georgia). He learned theories about distress such as anger and perfectionism during his training, but he learned the "real, where-the-rubber-meets-the-road" practical help that is in his courses from clinical experience as a licensed psychologist. Every strategy he recommends has worked time and again as a useful answer for a valued person. He has led hundreds of training sessions on anger, conflict management, and human relations skills in businesses and churches, has taught counselor education and psychology at para-professional, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and is the author of 24 books on counseling-related topics and life skills (published in nine countries). He recently retired as Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Oxford Graduate School. He is co-founder (with his wife, Dr Diana Walters) of the Center for Bold Action, a nonprofit that encourages and equips people to live joyfully and effectively for the betterment of their own and others' lives.