Finding work/life balance in today’s highly competitive world could never be described as easy. For most perfectionists, however, it’s downright impossible. Although many people think of being a perfectionist as a positive thing, true perfectionism is in many ways, counterproductive. Not only does the need to attend to every last little detail waste unnecessary time and lead to time and projects taking much longer than they need to, but it typically means that perfectionists end up allowing work to eat up their personal leisure time. Perhaps worse still, once the job is handed over, the perfectionist still feels that he or she has completed it well enough and is left with intense feelings of frustration and low self-esteem.
Striving for excellence is something that can benefit our employees and ourselves. but there is a world of difference between excellence and the impossible. As human beings, we are not built to be perfect, trying to achieve perfection is a sure road to unhappiness. By all means, give everything your best shot, after all, your best really is good enough.
Remember, Don’t be a victim!