Perfection is an illusion that more times than not delivers less than stellar results. This is not news and yet thousands of people strive for perfection every day. This article will highlight why people strive for perfection and how to break the habit so you become happier while increasing the quality of your work.
“Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield.” Brene Brown
I think Brene has it right perfectionism is a shield. Think of it as a health club membership that we never use. Having a membership makes us feel good because we have the possibility of getting healthier. The same is true for being a perfectionist it allows us to feel good about ourselves but it stops us from actually taking action and making it happen.
A Conman steals vast amounts of wealth by creating an illusion that allows the Mark to think that they’re in charge. In reality, the mark is fully controlled by the Conman. Perfectionism is quite similar it gives you the illusion that you are producing your best work while the reality is quite different. Perfectionism doesn’t steal your wealth it robs you of happiness and stops you from delivering your best work.
This simple three-step process allows you to take action and improve your results very quickly. Often times this leads to a higher level of work and creativity. As an added bonus it makes it an enjoyable process.
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