We as an individual, without looking at our personal skills that are the root causes, try to deal with challenges around us which includes work, family, friends, career and finance etc. We grow and succeed only when we have mastery over ourselves.
There is no good alternative to the goal of perfectionism- seeking top performance in yourself, and being constantly dissatisfied at less-than-perfect results. Be your own best critic, drawing attention to your faults, and going in search of excellence.
The pursuit of the highest possible standards automatically points you towards achieving excellence. If you achieve perfection in any activity, you must be the best, which is the proper objective in any context. In practice, aiming for excellence will mean performing significantly better than your present standards, which are always imperfect.
Being the Best:
You want to be the best at what you do. That means looking at the performance of others to see not just what they do well, but how it could be dramatically improved. Being the best means setting new standards, very likely by adopting new ways. This drive for reform can be very demanding, but also highly rewarding.
Being Self – Critical:
You need a high personal opinion of your aptitudes and the way you apply them. By acting on your own most severe critic, you avoid complacency and substitute the pursuit of excellence.
4 Secrets to achieving excellence without the burnout:
Be driven from inspiration, not desperation. From love, not from fear.
Choose to strive for excellence, not perfection.
Use your strengths, but don’t be used by them.
Release the attachment to the outcome.
A desire for perfection is not a weakness; it is a strength that very few possess. This is the talent that can transform the world, make things better, innovate, and create new solutions to problems. Do not give it up; if you have it develop it and train it to the maximum potential.
“Excellence is a habit.” – Aristotle