While it can be good to have high standards, the relentless pursuit of perfection will have an impact on all aspects of your work and private life and can lead to unhappiness. You can be excellent without having to be perfect. Perfectionism is an illusion.
Perfectionism: a student perspective
Students share their stories on the pitfalls of perfectionism. Duration 2:29
Perfectionism and your work
Rina Baterna Daluz, a Psychologist from Counselling and Psychological Services,UNSW, gives students some advice on how to strive for high standards without getting too wrapped up with making things perfect. Duration 1:29.
The Perfectionist trap, the School of Life, Duration 3:48
The problem with Perfectionism: the School of Life, Duration 3:08