We all have come across people who do and want everything perfect. They just wouldn’t compromise on it. These are the typical “perfectionists” we know.
Most of us are always on our toes to be the best version of ourselves. We try and give everything that we do, our best shot. The intention to be “Perfect” is always there. This nature of working hard and striving towards betterment could take us places and is one of the most important traits one must possess to achieve success.
However, there is a thin line of difference between trying to be perfect and being a perfectionist. We’ll know what it is in just a bit.
Did you know being a “perfectionist” could cause one more harm than good?
Well, now you know.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be good in everything we do, but we should not let that thought and attitude overpower us. When perfection becomes an obsession there’s barely any peace of mind.
Here are a few ways how perfectionism could derail our progress:
Just imagine how much pressure the person would take onto themselves trying to be perfect each time! Also, despite struggling so much, they are not always satisfied with the outcome.
This means, we simply put off things for later in name of perfection and we all know what happens after that.
But how could we learn to not be a perfectionist?
Perfectionism takes away the joy of the moment with it in the toil to do the thing correctly. After all, we all live only once and we deserve to live that one life happily. So, don’t beat yourself so much about it and let go of all the turmoil.
Is it a fear of judgment? Then you need to know that people won’t even pay attention to the mistake until you tell them about it unless it’s really big or if it impacts the outcome. So chill. We all are so consumed in our routine lives that we barely have any time even to look into the other aspects of it let alone noticing small flaws of someone else’s work.
Clearly, insisting a little too much on perfection is something we all don’t want to do. Ultimately, it’s the little things and the small happy moments of life that make it so much more beautiful and cherished…don’t let the run for perfectionism ruin that.
There’s joy in embracing our flaws and owning our mistakes!
Imperfect is the new cool!
This was my take on how perfectionism could affect our lives. I hope you liked it.
Thank you so much for reading through it and I’ll see you next week with another article.