As someone who struggles with perfectionism, I was delighted to find this video from Jennifer Gresham. She reflects on the paradox that while most scientific discoveries occur as the result of a mistake, many of us are still afraid of making mistakes. We stay in situations where we are not comfortable or challenged in order to avoid making mistakes.
When Dr. Gresham noticed that she was teaching this type of fear to her daughter, they came up with a solution together. Take three minutes to watch this lovely piece, and see if you would like to take on their mantra in your own life: