Perfectionism drains self-esteem, strength, and creativity. Once perfectionism is rooted whether from childhood or earlier experiences, the power to succumb is hard to resist. Everyone is different, and that lack of positive reinforcement when we are young like not making the perfect grades impacts behavior. We can develop the belief that less than perfect is unacceptable. Think of it as a task that never gets quite finished, or the to-do list that is half done. If you are thinking that this enemy is annoying, that would be understated. Being a perfectionist could damage relationships, jobs, and fuel disharmony since the expectations are over the top. Additionally, since we are bombarded by the media with images of the perfect family, homes, kids, and spouses, it is no wonder we are driving ourselves into the ground. Here are 6 tools to help overcome perfectionism and to start letting yourself and others off the hook as well.