Are you a perfectionist?
Do you work extremely hard and diligently on a task – taking that extra bit of care and spending more time – until you finally get it right? Only to find on completion, that it wasn’t perfect after all. Further examination showed up a slight flaw here or there. If only you had done this or that a bit better or differently. That is the curse of the perfectionist – they will never be satisfied, because after all – it is virtually impossible to ever really achieve complete perfection.
Despite all the hard work, perfectionists rarely get jobs finished. Their overall productivity is quite low and they seldom get a feeling of accomplishment.
On the other hand, those who realistically understand that perfection is out of their reach, can still do their best at a particular task – producing a quality product in a reasonable time. They will be more likely to gain satisfaction from what they have achieved and will be far more productive. They will be more likely to tackle new tasks and start new ventures instead of waiting until everything is “just right”.
So be realistic, set a desired goal, work towards it diligently, most likely making mistakes along the way. Modify your methods if necessary – but keep moving forward until the goal is achieved. With this approach you will eventually succeed, while the perfectionist may still be working out the perfect way to begin.
“Strive for excellence, not perfection.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr
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