In yesterday’s episode of my podcast, Master Your Mission, I talked about how misplaced ambition can lead to depression. Here’s a link to that episode if you’d like to listen.
One of the ways misplaced ambition can lead to depression is when it is tied to perfectionism. First, let me explain what perfectionism is.
Perfectionism, as defined by Google Dictionary, is the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.
That may not sound so bad at first, but when perfection becomes the standard, it gets dangerous to your success and to your mental health.
In thinking of perfection, some rather obvious, but hard to answer, questions come to mind. What exactly is perfection and how does one achieve it? Is it a certain number of likes on social media? Is it making a certain amount of money or having a specific number of children in life?
Perfection is really subjective. What’s perfect to you may not be perfect to me. And unfortunately, most...