Most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists as perfectionism impedes performance. Facebook’s headquarters had “Done is better than perfect” painted on the wall. Imagine if Facebook had waited until it was “perfect” to launch. It probably wouldn’t be around today.
Perfectionism is often born of extra demanding parents or former schoolteachers. While perfectionism is a “learned habit” it can be an “unlearned habit”. Perfectionists spend more time than necessary on tasks that don’t require the extra care. One issue that perfectionists often run into is not understanding that all tasks don’t require the same amount of effort and time. Consequently, they feel overwhelmed from not having enough time in the day. When you’re so overwhelmed by work and anxiety, you can’t get anything done, and you become trapped in a loop of unhealthy thoughts, impulses, and behaviors.
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