The Dr. Dolores Show: 7 Steps How to Break The Chains of Being Perfect


By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer

Have you found that being perfect robs you of being in the present moment? Are you tired of constantly striving for perfection, only to find yourself feeling exhausted and unfulfilled?

In this riveting episode of The Dr. Dolores Show, we delve deep into the complex labyrinth of perfectionism, exploring its paralyzing effects and providing a roadmap for liberation.

She decodes the psychology behind perfectionism, uncovering its roots and unveiling the myths that keep us shackled.

It’s time to break free from the chains of perfectionism and embrace a life of authenticity and self compassion.

The Dr. Dolores Show: 7 Steps How to Get Rid of Perfectionism


Dr. Fazzino begins by asking a poignant question: Are you the type of person who holds everything to a fault because it has to be perfect?

It’s a question that resonates with many of us who often find ourselves caught in the relentless pursuit of perfection.

However, she reminds us that this fixation on perfection prevents us from fully experiencing the present moment.

When we’re constantly striving for an unattainable ideal, we miss out on the richness and beauty of life as it unfolds before us.

So, how to get rid of perfectionism?

Step 1: Recognize the Illusion of Perfection

Perfection, as Dr. Fazzino aptly puts it, is an illusion, a construct of our own making.

It’s a mirage that promises fulfillment but ultimately leaves us feeling inadequate and discontented.

The first step to breaking free from perfectionism is to recognize that perfection is an illusion.

Understand that the pursuit of perfection is not only unattainable but also detrimental to your well being.

Acknowledge that perfectionism often stems from fear and insecurity, and commit to letting go of unrealistic standards.

Step 2: Embrace Imperfection

Instead of striving for perfection, embrace imperfection as a natural and essential part of the human experience.

Recognize that it’s okay to make mistakes and that failure is not a reflection of your worth.

Embracing imperfection allows you to live more authentically and fully in the present moment.

Step 3: Focus on Progress, Not Perfection

Shift your focus from achieving perfection to making progress.

Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small, and acknowledge the growth and learning that come from each experience.

By focusing on progress rather than perfection, you’ll free yourself from the paralyzing fear of failure and open yourself up to new possibilities.

Step 4: Cultivate Self Compassion

Central to this journey is the practice of self compassion.

Dr. Fazzino emphasizes the importance of being kind to ourselves, especially in the face of setbacks.

Rather than berating ourselves for our perceived failures, she urges us to treat ourselves with the same compassion and understanding that we would offer to a dear friend.

It’s through this act of self compassion that we can find the resilience to navigate life’s challenges with grace and humility.

Practice self compassion by treating yourself with kindness and understanding, especially in times of difficulty or setback.

Be gentle with yourself and remember that you are only human.

Offer yourself the same empathy and support that you would offer to a friend in need.

Step 5: Let Go of Comparison

Release yourself from the trap of comparison by letting go of the need to measure up to others.

Recognize that everyone’s journey is unique, and comparison only serves to undermine your own sense of worth and happiness.

Focus instead on your own path and celebrate your individuality.

Step 6: Acknowledge Your Imperfections

Take a courageous step forward by acknowledging your imperfections and embracing them as part of what makes you beautifully human.

By accepting yourself fully, flaws and all, you’ll free yourself from the burden of trying to hide or fix perceived shortcomings.

As Dr. Fazzino reminds us, when we let go of the need for perfection, we open ourselves up to infinite possibilities for growth and learning.

Step 7: Stay Teachable and Open to Growth

Finally, commit to staying teachable and open to growth.

Understand that life is a journey of continual learning and evolution, and that there is beauty in embracing the unknown.

By remaining open to new experiences and perspectives, you’ll cultivate resilience and adaptability in the face of life’s challenges.

Listen in as recovering perfectionist, Dr. Dolores, your host, invites you on a transformative journey where we confront the unrealistic standards, we set for ourselves and unlock the secrets to genuine growth.

Discover actionable strategies and expert insights on dismantling the perfectionist mindset. Whether you’re a high achiever or someone grappling with the fear of failure, this episode offers practical tips to redefine success, embrace imperfections, and cultivate a healthier relationship with self-progress.


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What to Look for In This Episode of The Dr. Dolores Show:

  1. Are you the type of person that holds everything to a fault because it has to be perfect? (04:34)
  2. If you are always trying to make things perfect you are not living in the present moment. (05:25)
  3. “There are some things that you need to allow and there are some things you need to allow to fall away in order to create that dance.” Dr. Dolores Fazzino (06:47)
  4. “Perfection is an illusion, it is something we think in the quieter of our mind that we have everything all figured out.” Dr. Dolores Fazzino (18:24) 
  5. Focus on your progress not your perfection. (19:11) 
  6. Having self compassion is so so important and being kind to yourself especially when you are facing setback. (20:25) 
  7. Embrace imperfection – there is so much imperfection in the world today. (27:46) 
  8. Remember – embracing imperfections is an ongoing journey. (39:51) 
  9. I invite you to moving forward acknowledge your imperfections. (40:45) 
  10. When we are still teachable this is where we have the infinite possibilities to learn new things. (43:00)
  11. Let go of comparison – please don’t compare yourself to anyone else. (44:28) 


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Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer, an International Amazon Best Selling Author, TV, Podcast, and Radio host. With over 45 years-experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Fazzino believes healing is a multi-faceted process. After witnessing the miraculous healing of her father’s physical condition as a young adult, Dr. Fazzino has dedicated her life to assist people to Heal In Ways They Never Thought Possible. Dr. Dolores takes us beyond the mind-body paradigm to include spirituality in wellness and assisting her clients to unravel the energetic discord in their life. Known as the “Energy Whisperer,” her gifts, customized programs and strategies assist her clients to move through life challenges, and reconnecting with their inner self with grace and ease, creating lasting health and true wellness. She is the author of 5 books, two which are Amazon International Best Sellers. Her latest book “Your Amazing Itty Bitty Healing in Ways You Never Thought Possible Book” became an Amazon Best Seller October 2022. Dr. Dolores Fazzino is the host of The Dr Dolores Show, a TV, Radio, Podcast with Inspired Choices Network (ICN) streaming to over 300 platforms globally. Contact her at: 760-579-2440