"Perfectionism is the enemy of progress." - Winston Churchill
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"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali
A lot of people take pride in calling themselves a perfectionist because they associate it with being a hard worker. However, is it actually good for our mental and emotional health?
For the majority of us self-proclaiming perfectionists, living that way can set you up for so much anxiety and stress which isn't good at all.
A high achiever can strive for excellence with the amount of progress they make because it provides them the opportunity to learn and grow. Meanwhile, a perfectionist's focus on achievement is so much less forgiving and they tend to beat themselves up over any mistake which robs them of any satisfaction and pride in their work or any happiness on the progress they've made.
Hitting a goal is not the same as being perfect. Our society molds us to think we have to get straight A's in order to be successful; that we have to be perfect in order to be successful. High achievers know that it's okay to fail and they see it as a way to learn.
"Perfectionists will stress more and achieve less than high-achievers. High-achievers will always achieve more because they're enjoying the process of learning." - Rob and Devon Dionne
A high achiever feels the pull and is drawn towards a goal. While a perfectionist feels pushed and stressed over the idea they have to do it or there's something wrong with them.
If you're on the fence whether or not you're a perfectionist or a high achiever, here are the top 10 signs for both categories:
Being a perfectionist isn't good for you and you won't be able to change overnight but here are some easy ways to get started. Just stick with each action for a length of time and you'll be able to see your mentality towards work, success, failure, and life change.
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12:20 Today's topic on perfectionism.
13:20 Rob's own struggle with perfectionism and why we chose to talk about it today.
13:50 Is it a good thing to be a perfectionist?
15:30 The differences between High Achievers and Perfectionists.
20:00 Why we get so hung up on the need of being perfect around people.
22:00 The Top 10 Signs That You're A Perfectionist or A High Achiever
1:02:20 How you can begin to shift from being a perfectionist to a high achiever.
1:17:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon
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