Is Being a Perfectionist Killing You?

Is Being a Perfectionist Killing You?

“Am I enough?”

It’s a question I ask myself constantly. Sometimes it’s about what I’m doing, the quality of my work, and oftentimes about who I am. My motto is “do it right or don’t do it at all.” A motto passed down by my dad whom I admire very much, and certainly have his genetic predisposition for quality and relentless hard work. It doesn’t sound bad right? I’ve certainly been noticed professionally and ended up with some great job opportunities because of it. The problem is that I looked at everything I did as a reflection of who I am. When I messed up, I would resent myself. It was a life of zero self-mercy. Which lead to total exhaustion and a pursuit of perfection.

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