Gretchen Rubin

Pigeon of Discontent: “I’m a Perfectionist; I Fear Failure.”

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent.

This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: "I'm a perfectionist, and I fear failure."

 

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…

Enjoy the fun of failure.

7 tips for handling criticism.

Lower the bar.

Post your own Pigeon of Discontent. But be fast! I'm considering changing the subject of the videos, so I may only do a few more Pigeons of Discontent. Time to try something new (and risk failure...)

You can check out the archives of videos here. It’s crazy–my YouTube channel has passed the mark for one million viewers.

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