Psychologists describe perfectionism as "striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations."
We know that the right mindset is key to achieving happiness and success. Ultimately, the belief that perfectionism is necessary for success can hold us back, run us down, and lead to burnout. Does it make you feel good? Does it help you achieve your goals? Personally, I find it exhausting.
If you find your perfectionistic tendencies tending to distract from or diminish your focus, try these tips to keep that negative self-talk at bay: