Perfectionism can be both beneficial and harmful, depending on how you routinely manage it. It is known to motivate you to excel further in everything you do, but at the same token, you may find yourself experiencing increased anxiety as a result. There are fortunately ways to have your perfectionism work in your favor in getting things done, as long as it does not overwhelm you to the point in which it becomes draining and anxiety-provoking.
- Perfectionism can have benefits and drawbacks in every line work. Despite delivering amazing results, perfectionism can often be founded in anxiety and insecurity.
- A first step in perfection management is to understand the larger goal of a task and evaluate the time-value of each effort.
- Often there are patterns to perfectionism that demonstrate common pitfalls like over thinking or obsession. It is important to identify triggers and sources of negative thought.
“What measures or practices can you use to keep your perfectionism in check? Should you enlist the help of others?”