Why Being a Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect

Perfectionism at its extreme prevents you from being your best:

  1. You become less efficient. You spend more time on a task than required.
  2. You become less effective. Sometimes, additions add no value.
  3. You procrastinate. The “perfect” moment never strikes.
  4. You miss the bigger picture. You are too hung up over details.
  5. You fuss over unfounded problems. Most of these problems will never surface, or else don’t matter that much.

The answer isn’t to stop being a perfectionist, but to be conscious of your perfectionist tendencies and manage them accordingly. Become a healthy perfectionist who is truly achieving personal excellence.

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