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.
TopicsTools & Skills , Lifestyle , Health , Stress , Work-Life Balance , Infographics , Productivity
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. 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 and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author