Monday, October 25, 2010
Was reading an article on spark today and stumbled across this...
"PARADOX 1: Perfectionism does not lead to perfection.
Excellence is a good thing. So is working as hard as possible to create, build, and perform to the best of your abilities. But what you may not realize is that trying to be perfect can actually hinder your chances of being excellent.
The pursuit of perfection comes with an ugly flip side: a fear of failure, or fear of making a mistake. This fear keeps a lot of people from trying something different or learning a new skill. They'd rather not try than go through the anguish of not doing it perfectly. The perfectionist likes to stick with things she knows that she can do. "
When I first read the Perfectionism does not lead to perfection? I thought what... But I have to agree with what is said here. If one tries for perfection, they are holding themselves back from things for fear of failure.
A person who does this, how do they stop? Realizing that they are and the problems with it is a start, but how does one get beyond that?