BLUFIt is a common belief that perfectionism is vital for a successful career; however, it can choke the flow of spontaneous ideas and cause you to set unrealistic and unachievable goals.
This article by Bryan Robinson, writing for Forbes, makes the following points:
- Research shows that aiming for perfection can contribute to mental health problems.
- Most companies don’t expect you to be perfect.
- Perfectionism can be described as ‘excellence taken to the extreme’.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- 5 Innovations Business Leaders Can Take For Their Burnout Prevention Toolbox | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- JUL 2021 Perfectionism Can Become a Vicious Cycle in Families—The Atlantic
- SEP 2021 3 Types of Perfectionism to Watch Out for—Psychology Today
- SEP 2021 What Is Perfectionism According to Psychology? 7 Examples—Positive Psychology
- AUG 2022 Perfectionism Is A Pathology, Not A Character Strength—Forbes