Perfectionism

  • What comes in your mind when you hear the word perfectionism. It is often seen as a positive trait which increases your chances of success. On the contrary, it can lead to self-defeating thoughts. Therefore, perfectionism makes life an endless report card on accomplishments or looks. It is never ending list which is often accompanied by depression and eating disorders.
  • Of course, perfectionism is an impossibility in reality. As a result, perfectionism became sometimes a negative orientation because it only grips the desire of success as they are most focused on avoiding failure. Above all, perfectionism is an abstract. It is a mindset which varies from person to person. 
  • Above all, perfectionists are constantly worried about their work as their work is not quite right or good enough. Also, they believe that they themselves lose respect from others if they do not achieve perfection. The word perfectionism and performer are not related to each other. Probably, any advantage gained by employees perfectionist tendencies are washed away by the consequences of those same tendencies. 
  • Therefore, the study says that perfectionism is likely not constructive at work. You can say one can find the consistent, modesty-seized relationship between perfectionism and variables widely considered to be beneficial for employees. Furthermore, this thirst of perfectionism turns out into higher depression and anxiety which includes serious consequences in every aspect of life.

 

* Stop Being Critical About Yourself 

The perfectionism has the worst impact firstly on yourself. The impact of perfectionism includes being over critical on yourself by yourself. Perfectionism is not about healthy growth or achievement rather a mental state where you became self-acclaimed critic for yourself. When your thirst for perfectionism increases you became intimidated by goals they set for themselves rather than feeling motivated. Consequently, one will start feeling hopeless about their goals and fears that it will never become a reality. Self-critical perfection is more likely to lead to negative emotions. Therefore, this can lead to severe mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

 

* Celebrate Your Victories But Accept Failures Too

Perfectionism is a mirage. Therefore, one should not wander for it. Perfectionism captures a tendency to set standards which are so high that they either cannot be achieved or can get with great difficulties. Chasing perfection will never satisfy you. And if anything is less to your imagined perfection happens then it tends to horrible. Also, even minor imperfections can lead to catastrophe. Therefore, perfectionist only focuses on their failures they do not celebrate any inch of their success. The thirst rapidly increases with desire of ‘to be accurate’. They do not accept that without failure we would be less capable of compassion, empathy, kindness and great achievements. Accepting failure is the biggest value you can add to the box of perfectionism. Focus on your goal but do not forget to celebrate your victories. Feel good about it that you’ve achieved this by yourself. Stop worrying about the future and accept your failure.

 

* Get Rid Of All or Nothing Mindset 

The hunger of perfectionism will never satisfy you. Try to avoid unconditional terms, likewise nothing or never. Notice once you are thinking black-or-white extremes and raise yourself if there is a risk for any grey area. Look at the positive side of the coin and aspect of life. Try to get rid of the mindset which continually pushes you to be perfect. Think realistically. Focus on the big picture. Consequently, convince yourself to compromise in any situation in life. Finally, change the perspective of perfectionism as it will affect you first and later your surroundings.

Finally, perfectionism is nothing more than delusion. The Psychology of perfectionism says it is the most complex thing which human beings want to attain. Also, perfectionism tends to produce flawless work and they also have higher levels of motivation than non-perfectionists. Consequently, they are also likely to set inflexible and excessively high standards which sometimes led to big disappointments. Ultimately, they have higher levels of stress, burnout and anxiety. Enjoy being you imperfectly.