In the book The Worry Cure, Robert Leahy suggests developing your own bill of rights. One of his clients, a workaholic and perfectionist, chose: "I have the right to make mistakes, to be less than perfect, to grow through my experiences and mistakes, to have a learning curve, and to be human." Our job is not to be perfect, but to learn and grow.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.