P is for Perfectionism

How many of us fall for the perfection trap?
It’s easy enough to do,
I’m here to say it’s a load of crap
It’s time to be kind to you,

Perfection is impossible to attain
So you might as well not try,
Perfectionism can drive you insane
And plague you til you die,

Instead you should try to improve and grow
While having fun on the way,
If you falter, just go with the flow
Tomorrow is another day!

Accept yourself and don’t compare
Spread your wings and fly,
Love yourself and be aware
Perfection is a lie!

This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 

and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.


  1. Ah yes, perfectionism. Been there done that! It's not about pleasing others though (at least for me), but having ridiculously high standards in general. Great poem, as always. ☺ Yes, it can drive you insane - as well as everyone around you.

  2. Great poem and yes, perfection is a lie.

  3. Awesome Cat dear! Loved that- made me smile - Spread your wings and fly - yes yes yes. Felt so inspired relaxed and happy by your post today:-)

  4. Yes! Thank you, Cat - I needed to hear this. :)

  5. :-) I needed to read it! At times, I too can get bitten by the perfectionism bug and drive myself crazy!

  6. Ahem, I am nowhere close to perfect, but the need to do it drives me crazy on most days ;)

  7. Not only drive you insane but others as well! ;) I know 'cause I used to question everything that could happen, i.e., go wrong! ;) <3

  8. Perfectionism can drive me nuts but an even greater enemy is that I am NOT a procrastinator and can never put anything off for later

  9. that's beautifully said. Loved the last line.

  10. I am not a perfectionist but we have a friend who is the epitome of perfectionism. Needless to say, his wife is truly fed up of him :D

  11. Ever so true. I think I like being imperfect and not even striving to be perfect - Imperfect is achievable :D


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