Understanding the Rules of the Game
One major problem that perfectionists often run into is that they apply their perfectionism to every situation in life. Whether it’s school, work, or volunteering – they feel like they always have to deliver 150%. If you are like that, I have an important message for you. You have to learn judging which situation requires what level of perfectionism! Spend time understanding the rules of the game and try to meet these expectations. More often than not, getting the job done is all that counts, and nobody’s interested in how you got there – they care about actually getting there.
I promise that if you are a perfectionist, and you learn to adjust your level of perfectionism to the needs and reality of the situation you are dealing with, a whole new world of opportunities will open up to you. Give it a try!