I'm realizing lately that my perfectionism has been stopping me from moving forward in my career. The pressure I place on myself has made me give up trying to step out of my comfort zone and take on new and exciting challenges. Part of me desperately wants to grow and learn new things, since I really love my job, but I'm really stuck in the no-growth zone, and have been for many years. For example, I've recently decided to start studying for a certification exam in my field. I was super excited buying the books and learning about the process. The problem is that every time I start to study, I get that exhausted, sleepy feeling, which is a precursor to my neck pain. I end up stopping what I am doing. I hear the negative messages in my head (why bother, you'll fail, who do you think you are...) and I have identified the feeling of panic in my body, but what should I do with all of this? Is it too much too fast or is this a situation where I should push through until I get to the other side?