Are You A Victim Of Perfectionism?

How many times have you sat in front of your computer ready to do some serious business but weren’t able to? Do you take a great deal of time even for the teeniest tasks that you get fed up of yourself time and again? Do you remember the instances where you couldn’t carry out the simplest thing, not because you didn’t try but because you were so engrossed in making it perfect that you couldn’t complete the task at all?

If you have answered positively to any of my questions, you are a victim of ‘perfectionism’ and it has troubled you immensely.

Perfectionism affects most of our lives directly or indirectly. While some people don’t know about the existence of perfectionism, many people try to deal with it unsuccessfully.

The obsession of wanting to make things perfect make us do the job again n again, resulting in a vicious trap that seems impossible to get out of until the action is perfectly done. But we, being humans, are bound to make mistakes at a point or another.

When things don’t go as planned, perfectionists tend to become discontented and that creates a problem in their life. Not just for the same person, but perfectionism affects even the lives of people close to them indirectly.

So, perfectionism harms. But is the statement entirely correct? Perfectionism, if channeled in the right direction, can bring out amazing results. The thing that is needed is the skill of balancing.

Many people have done incredible things trying to make things perfect. Beautiful masterpieces have been created due to perfectionism. What those successful people did was they tried their best in making things work and making them perfect but they also knew when to stop and when to move ahead.

It is good to strive for the best but we must also keep in mind the time factor and try not repeat the things if that is holding us back. When we realized that we are obsessed at making things perfect and are compelled to repeat our actions for the same, we should immediately work against it.

One must learn to accept flaws and search for beauty in imperfection. Remind yourself that it’s okay to not be perfect.

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