Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. Because of our desire to do everything perfectly, we get lost in the details and forget the big picture.
Perfectionism is a chocolate coated poison. Because there are two perfectionist personalities, a “normal” one called “adapted”; meaning someone who takes real pleasure in any action that requires sustained effort. And the other “neurotic” called “maladjusted” is someone unable to experience any satisfaction. Perfectionists set unrealistic goals and use their productivity and performance as a basis for continuous self-assessment.
Perfectionists in general have either perfectionist ambitions or perfectionist concerns and that is what makes the big difference.
Adapted perfectionists have perfectionist ambitions. They are orderly, highly motivated to overcome obstacles and make great achievements. These people make good leaders and project managers.
Misfit perfectionists have more perfectionist concerns. They tend to procrastinate and postpone tasks overnight, want to control everything and become extremely anxious.
An employee who procrastinates, postpones tasks, reduces productivity, depreciates, gets depressed and ends up being excluded by his colleagues.
How to make perfectionism an ally?
Stay focused, vigilant and always take the big picture into account to avoid being overwhelmed by the details that make it up. The solutions:
1. Set realistic goals to avoid procrastination.
2. Increase productivity through self-appreciation.
3. Tame the fear of failure to avoid depression and exclusion.
4. Reprogram the brain to control the all-or-nothing philosophy.
5. Eliminate the belief that a realization is either perfect or useless.
I created this workshop through experience, I have been there, whether in the pharmaceutical industry or in my personal life, and I have developed an effective method to make perfectionism an ally and not a handicap.