Being perfect sounds good but the pressure can affect your physical and mental health along with your work performance.
Heard of the saying “nobody’s perfect?” Well it’s true. Many of the highly successful yet anxious executives, including many lawyers, I’ve coached are driven by the double-edged sword called perfectionism.
Undoubtedly, setting challenging goals is often a key ingredient for success. Some aspects of perfectionism can lead to positive outcomes, such as when you get a sense of internal satisfaction for completing a job well done.
However, when you tip that balance and your measure of success becomes based on unattainable standards, the path of (self) destruction lies ahead.