Sidestepping Perfectionism

Sidestepping Perfectionism

After I left clinical practice, I landed a position as medical director at a communications company. I was hired to oversee the medical accuracy of the training materials that the company designed. Occasionally I was asked to take over when a writer quit, became ill,...
Taming Perfectionism with Surfing

Taming Perfectionism with Surfing

Being detail-oriented, conscientious, and self-critical helped me make it through the hoops required to become a physician. But I’ve learned in the years since that perfectionism and being highly focused on achievement can get in the way of living life to the fullest....