A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
~ Albert Einstein
While the desire to make sure something is done “right” is generally a good thing, at some point, an extreme point, it can also be detrimental not only to yourself, but to people who depend on you.
“Perfection” is when you sufficiently meet the objectives of a task at hand.
Not when you spend extra hours on a 1% improvement at the expense of yourself or others.
So how do you know you’re going too far?
Have you ever called yourself a perfectionist?
It helps us re-think “perfection” in a more useful manner.
Found this through Prashant, who apparently has loosened up a little.