How to Use Your Perfectionist Tendencies for Good (Rather Than for Stressing Yourself Out)
As a perfectionist myself, I know the struggle to always submit flawless work is real. I can’t be the only person who beats myself up over minor mistakes.
But, even though I know I’m too hard on myself, I still think striving for perfection’s a smart career strategy. In fact, I’m learning that it’s all about balance. The trick is making sure that the goals you’re setting for yourself are realistic. If you know exactly what I’m talking about, you’ll probably identify with the infographic below.
Infographic courtesy of Essay Tigers. Photo of perfect desk courtesy of Shutterstock.
As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author