- Paperback: 173 pages
- Publisher: Servant Publications (March 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569551278
- ISBN-13: 978-1569551271
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,762,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why Do I Put So Much Pressure on Myself?: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist Paperback – March, 2000
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Miller, a self-described "recovering perfectionist," encourages women and men to examine whether they, too, have perfectionistic tendencies, exhibited by unrealistic expectations of themselves and others, an "all or nothing" approach to daily tasks and a propensity to raise the achievement bar ever higher, among other traits. (One intriguing chapter discusses how perfectionists feel "compelled to straighten out mis- understandings" and cannot let go of "the small stuff.") Many read- ers will recognize themselves in these pages, particularly in the recurring anecdotes about women who struggle to be perfect mothers. Miller offers a sound reminder of God's grace to those who strive to earn divine and human approval. (Mar.)
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The first child or only child too tends to be a perfectionist so I have read. I guess that could explain it! That is beside the point. Kathys book will bring new light to your life.
Being a perfectionist and a Christian can be hard. The check list at the beginning that ask if you answer to most you are a perfectionist. I thought I was checking MOST but I got ALL once I read the book! I almost cried every time I read something new that made me realize that TOO was something I did because I was a perfectionist. It opened me up to new thoughts on being a perfectionist and a Christian all at once.
NO we are not perfect! We cant be or we would have NEVER needed JESUS! The rubber band idea is my favorite one, snap it for every bad thought you have about yourself! I still need mine to 'snap' I got out of my habit of snapping it because I wasnt doing it as much because of it! I love Kathys stories and honesty and how she throws it all in there to make you *think* She even leaves a note at the end where to write her by snail mail, email or visit her site! This gal is too wonderful!
If you are a perfectionist and a Christian this book is for YOU! I have seen many books on being a perfectionist the ones on how to stop being one and the ones on how to use it! (I work in a bookstore) But this is the FIRST and ONLY so far that is a Christian one! Much better because it deals with all thoughts on life the spirtual side and the other ones too!
God Bless You Kathy! You have brought a new light to my life and helped me see myself differently. I say BUY THIS BOOK! It will change you and make you feel differently and hopefully help you to eventually w/Gods graceful help change! :)
In this book Kathy does more than just point out the "signs of perfectionism." She gives us hope and direction with "charts" (as only a perfectionist would do!)with alternatives to our "behavior!" How freeing it is to be ME! without the stress!
At the end of the book I felt the relief of knowing I can enjoy an "orderly" life, without the chains of feeling less than adequate. Life, according to my husband, is not a magazine cover. Sometimes its a little messy. That's what makes it life!
And life is good!
Thank you, Kathy, for giving us such a treasure with your personal stories and insights!!