12-12-2016 08:34 PM
12-12-2016 08:37 PM
Sorry everyone my wifi is being super dodgy!
I really agree with what everyone is saying, having this notion of perfect is definitely a motivator but has also helped me learn a lot about myself. Kind of what @Ben-RO and @khaleesi_18 mentioned about the journey and just forcing yourself to examine what your values are. Especially with uni this year i have kind of had to just accept that "done" is enough although i dont really believe that haha
12-12-2016 08:40 PM
12-12-2016 08:41 PM
@Stealth_ninjahaha I relate to your point about uni SO MUCH. If we have a lot of other things going on that take up spoons, submitting an assignment/checking something from the to do list as 'done' (regardless of the outcome) can be an awesome achievement.
12-12-2016 08:42 PM - edited 12-12-2016 08:43 PM
So next question...
How might perfectionism become a negative thing?
I agree with others on how perfectionism can be a good motivator to do your best... but then I realised that for me, wanting something to be perfect kind of has the opposite effect and makes me want to procrastinate and put things off. I guess it's sort of like going too far and really doubting whether or not I can do the thing well enough so that I consider it 'perfect'. It feels restrictive which is not how I want to feel when I want to try to do something the best I can