How does perfectionism stifle your creativity – and drive you to exhaustion? In this short interview with Hannah MacInnes, the bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert takes perfectionism to task. She says: ” Perfection is just fear in high heels and a mink coat, pretending to be fancy. But it’s just terror. Perfectionism is the lie that says there’s a rent you have to pay to be on this earth… But it’s not true. You don’t have to be perfect to be here – or even good. You’re allowed to just be.”
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Elizabeth Gilbert is the number-one bestselling author of Eat, Pray,Love, which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 46 languages, as well as other international bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction. She has published two novels, including The Signature of All Things, which was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.