The Perfectionist Paradox: Why Your Mindset Isn't Promoting Well-Being or Peak Performance and How to Cultivate One That Will.
January 24, 2024
Start Time: 1:45 pm
Duration: 60 Minutes

Many lawyers and legal professionals would be shocked to learn that the perfectionism they wear as a badge of honor actually prevents them from reaching their highest potential. But there’s a key difference between perfectionism and the pursuit of excellence, and it turns out that the former (and the ruthless inner critic that drives it) can indeed be the enemy of the latter.  In this interactive program, led by certified professional coach and Positive Lawyering professor Jordana Confino, participants will:

  • Increase their awareness of the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that underlie their perfectionistic tendencies
  • Examine the costs that perfectionism takes on their personal and professional lives, and “unbundle” the positive aspects of their perfectionism from those that are harmful
  • Take steps to cultivate kinder self-talk, a growth mindset, and a more optimalist approach that will turbocharge their well-being, motivation, and performance