Perfectionism vs. Aspiring to GreatnessYou will find no work of art in any museum that’s perfect. Every famous painting has plenty of flaws and blemishes that only a trained eye can spot. “The Mona Lisa is a great work of art, but if you look at it with X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, you’ll find that the painting is made up of over 40 layers of paint. Had Da Vinci gone much further beyond the 40th coat, he could have lost the subtlety of human expression his paintings are known for.” Perfectionists tend to magnify even the smallest flaw or failure. What happens many times if you focus on the flaws or imperfections you end up not accomplishing anything at all.
Do you see how perfectionism can become a self-fulfilling prophecy?