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Just do your best but Don't be a perfectionist?

Asked by flo (12904points) February 8th, 2019

How do you explain how to do that and why don’t be a perfectionist?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

An individual’s best is never perfect as long as that individual is human. It is impossible for the best performance by a human to be perfect. We are all flawed.

Perfectionism is a character flaw. It is even a symptom of at least one mental illness.

2davidc8's avatar

As the saying goes, “perfect is the enemy of good”. That means, in trying to get everything to be perfect, you are trying to achieve the unachievable and in so doing you are not as productive as you could be, and you could wind up being extremely frustrated. You get stuck on small, unimportant details. Bad for your mental, emotional and even physical health.
Most times, good is good enough. You do the best you can, and move on.

raum's avatar

Most companies have a vision and a mission. Someone once explained to me that the vision is something you are constantly striving for it, but never actually achieve. You approach it on an asymptotic trajectory. If your vision is easily ahieveable, you’re not challenging yourself. The mission is what you are actually planning on doing.

Perfectionism is the vision.
Doing your best is the mission.

ltoban's avatar

Perfectionism limits your ability to provide the knowledge you already have as you will constantly think about making the “package” or delivery perfect instead of sharing what you already know. I learned it’s better to release what you already know and can always edit/improve later.

flo's avatar

I’m digesting your answers all. It sounds good in theory but it practice, I don’t know.

flo's avatar

… Don’t you have to work at making it less than your best, just because perfect is bad belief?

Strauss's avatar

Theoretically, because you are human, your best will usually be less than perfect. So, no, you won’t have to work at being less than perfect, your humanity does that for you.

Do/Be your best, but don’t waste time on the unachievable perfection.

flo's avatar

@Strauss I uderstand that ” won’t have to work at being less than perfect, your humanity does that for you.” It’s just that I don’t think people try to achieve perfectionism. People just try to not goofed or whateever other expressions people use.

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