5 Reasons to Ditch Your Inner Critic
U.S. News & World Report Money published an exclusive interview with executive coach Susan Peppercorn on the destructive nature of negative self-talk at work – and what you can do about it. In the interview with U.S. News, Susan Peppercorn, author of the new book, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work: Evidence-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, emphasizes that the underlying cause of this type of self-criticism is perfectionism. Peppercorn explained:
Perfectionists are consumed with the validation of others and are satisfied with nothing other than flawless performance. They mistake perfectionism for excellence and tend to review their work over and over again, often missing deadlines in pursuit of an unachievable standard.