• The Imperfectionist

  • Take Action Without Fear of Self-Criticism, Stop Worrying and Overcoming Perfectionism.
  • By: Timothy Runkel
  • Narrated by: Aaron Miller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Over the years, self-reflection has acquired a bad reputation. They have taught us that focusing alone is destructive and leads to narcissism, the culmination of my first attitude, regardless of the circumstances of the individual. Only the approach, self-criticism, and self-reflection are different.

Focus only on the outside world and oneself. Self-criticism, however, goes further in the process by examining yourself and your work from a critical angle. Still, there is neither evaluation nor application, but simply what does not work, no matter what is happening under it. Surface, because we do not collapse and do not clutter in the void. 

It is essential to keep in mind that life does not always go according to plan, but it is still useful to understand why or how events go wrong because the moment of failure is an opportunity to learn, improve, and use a different course of action and more money.

Self-reflection allows you to take the time you need, accelerate your life, pause and think about where you are, where you are going and what you are doing.

Often, we do not leave time to remember where we are in life, and without self-reflection, we will never realize our dreams and, therefore, we will risk following a path or direction that we never think.

Presented in logical order, this audiobook covers critical topics like:

  • How to take action without the fear
  • What drives people to act
  • What is self-criticism
  • What is the importance of self-criticism
  • How to know oneself
  • How to stop worrying
  • What is the perfection needed to be imperfect
  • And more...
©2019 Timothy Runkel (P)2019 Timothy Runkel

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All of it comes from perfect audio book

I found this book to be very good. It's thought provoking, relevant, and I like the strategies outlined. I think is very at taking research and other ideas, consolidating it to what is most relevant and providing fresh new insights. I love that. And I appreciate the humor mixed in. The ideas for action presented are attainable and I like that there are options, not just One Way.

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Best audible book perfectionism

one of the best books I have ever listen. The way this book is organized and presented was the clearest way I have ever been presented with the affliction of perfectionism. By the end of the first section, I felt that Stephen had defined it in a way that made me see it from many different facets, and I felt incredibly aware of the insidious nature of perfectionism. In the second section I felt inspired and willing to take the steps he outlines to break out of it.

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One of the most helpful audio book

This is a very good book..... I felt it was on the same level with "The Now Habit"... Where you feel like really knows what they are talking about and manages to fit important and deep insights into every single page... And listen me like a book.I think one of the most helpful perspectives this book

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A Lovely audio book that makes it clear

This book is amazing. I didn’t realize how Imperfections mindset is so much better. This book is great for strategies for anxiety, depression, laziness, fear. Great overall book for self development. I would highly recommend.

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Changed my perfective and choices

I related to almost every situation of perfectionism in this book. I've been paralyzed for decades. The principles in this book have already helped free me, and I feel much more content with my life.

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robotic voice and very hard to follow

I picked this book because of the number of positive stars. I did read a copy of review but I must have missed the ones about the boring voice.

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strange grammar, weird content

the sentences were weird and incorrect, some very strange concepts were described, the narration was chunky with bad flow and repeating phrases. couldnt complete this book. there were no groundbreaking or illuminating concepts. words like self pity are used to describe self compassion and so on. hard to follow.

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i already listen.

This audio book was fantastic. a recommendation i already listen. whether you get the audio book or try the audio its great do it.

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Great for informative creative audible book

This book is perfect for someone like me who is paralyzed by perfectionism. I recall a time in my life when I was creative and messy and I was happy. Then came self where I felt exactly that— messy. As I became a more buttoned up professional, I lost my sense of wonder and adventure to learn new things. Now I am using this book as my handbook to approach the life I want for myself. It is practically listen exactly like a handbook actually.

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Amazing audio book like a short story

I have listen other self help books in the past. I found myself feeling depressed and ordered this book. This book actually helped me out of my depression - perfectionism is actually a big part/cause of me feeling down.

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  • James Cardoza
  • 02-25-20

Love this audible book

I related to almost every situation of perfectionism in this book. I've been paralyzed for decades. The principles in this book have already helped free me, and I feel much more content with my life.

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  • Brandon Bennett
  • 02-25-20

Changed my perspective and choices

I would recommend this book. He make a lot of points I haven't personally considered before. A few chapters resonated with me more than others, but those that did really impacted my perspective on things, and I'm happier and enjoying life more as a result.

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  • Manuel Spencer
  • 02-25-20

Great audible book

Lots of good useful info. Lots of things you can put into practice after listening . Would recommend to any perfectionist type personality.

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  • Holli Prosser
  • 02-24-20

While the stories do intersect because the charact

While the stories do intersect because the characters turn up in each others' stories, sometimes briefly, sometimes centrally, the suggestion implied by "a novel" that you're listening to a forward-moving narrative that explores a central conflict or tension is spurious.