7 Reasons Why Perfectionism Could Be Leading You to Failure

7 Reasons Why Perfectionism Could Be Leading You to Failure

You’d assume that wanting something absolutely perfect wouldn’t be a bad thing. However, perfectionism is hard to achieve and therefore, can lead you to failure. For perfectionists, it’s either perfect or a failure; no in-between. Unfortunately, this mentality can hurt you. Here are 7 reasons why perfectionism is a bad thing: 1. Unrealistic Standards Perfectionists have very high standards. And while they insist that everything should be “perfect,” it’s likely that they don’t understand what that means exactly. If you were chasing perfection, it would probably elude you as you would never be satisfied. 2. Causes Stress Aiming for perfection can be extremely stressful because you’re never content. When you feel that nothing is ever good enough, your mind will never be at rest. Finding fulfillment is something that often eludes perfectionists. Perfectionists seem to live with constant anxiety as they think that something always needs to be accomplished. Unfortunately, this just makes them work even harder and longer. 3. Your Creativity is Stifled Perfectionist fear failure more than anything. This can rob you of your creativity and ability to take risks. You don’t entertain your imagination as you worry it will take you away from reaching success. 4. You’re Too Critical with Yourself and Others Perfectionism can lead you to be judgemental of both yourself and others. It causes you to see what you believe to be flaws in others and you might be bold enough to point these out. You become critical of people who do not share your desire to achieve perfection. 5. You Refuse to Delegate Perfectionists have a hard time letting go of the...
5 Questions You Need To Answer to Win the Game of Life

5 Questions You Need To Answer to Win the Game of Life

The rules to winning the game of life are quite simple. And there are five key questions you should ask yourself if you intend to play and win. 1. What is your vision for your life? Without a dream, a goal, or a desire to strive towards, you won’t know what you are living for. When you look back at the life that you’ve lived, what will have had the most meaning? What made you the happiest? Your vision for your life can come to you at any point of your life. But the sooner you find it, the better. Think about the times that made you feel the most content and satisfied. Where were you and who were you with? Finding your vision can take you on a journey of discovery through your thoughts, dreams, and emotions. Write it all down and let them guide you towards your purpose. 2. Do you believe in your abilities to figure things out? You’ll never reach your goals if you’re filled with uncertainty and self-doubt. To win at life, you need to trust in your abilities and believe that you have enough time and energy to work towards the things that want. And if you are underskilled or lack resources, know that you are in control of developing our skills and gaining the knowledge needed. 3. Do you know how to have fun no matter what? Fun, yes. No one said it was going to be easy. In fact, life is full of struggles, defeats, and disappointments. To win at life, you must be able to approach it positively. There will...
3 Tips to Boost Your Motivation

3 Tips to Boost Your Motivation

As we get older, we find that we’re not as eager to learn anything new. Unlike when we were much younger, we’re not as eager and ready to absorb new information. We feel that our development and growth starts to decelerate. However, it would be wrong to deny ourselves the opportunity to learn. And the truth is, it’s not our inability to learn that keeps us from continuous growth; it’s our desire to. Wanting to better ourselves requires motivation. We need to put aside our self-doubt and ignore distractions. Here are 3 ways you can overcome self-doubt and continue to progress:  1. Vocalize Your Visions We all have some idea of what we want to do. In fact, most of us in business are always scheming up new concepts. We may secretly think about a change of scenery or even new responsibilities. Unfortunately, many people keep their dreams and aspirations to themselves. And when you can’t say aloud or admit to anyone that you want something more, those hopes never materialize into plans. Those I wishes and I hopes never become I will or I can. Be your own cheerleader. Declare what you want for yourself and how you intend to achieve it. 2. Take Time to Develop Your Skills Is there really such a thing as an “overnight success”? No. When people make It big, we usually don’t hear about all the hard work it took of them to get there until their stories are told. We don’t realize that a crowned Miss Universe lost 3 times before she ever made it to the international stage. We didn’t...
6 More Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Day More Meaningful – Part 2

6 More Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Day More Meaningful – Part 2

If you found 6 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Day More Meaningful, here are six more things that you can do today to turning your work day around. 1. Put a Value on Your Time Learn to say no to extra commitments and recognize that your time is valuable. If you don’t respect your time as an asset, no one else will, and they will try to throw tasks your way. Identify what you can realistically accomplish in a day and make sure that others respect your time. 2. Distinguish Between Urgency and Importance Urgent tasks need to be dealt with immediately while important tasks contribute to long-term goals. Some items can be urgent but not important, important but not urgent, and important and urgent. For obvious reasons, you should be doing tasks that are both urgent and important first. Your future success will rely heavily on being able to define the difference. 3. Analyze How You Work Identify what works and what doesn’t. Determine what you’re doing wrong and what you can do to avoid making the same mistakes. Always be on the lookout on how you can improve your process. Put aside some time every week to evaluate your performance. Reward yourself when you start to see improvements in efficiency. 4. Declutter Your Workspace Do you ever find yourself staring blankly at the bobbleheads, fake plants, or last Christmas’s photo booth party print-out on your desk? Yes, there may be items in your workspace such as a mini vision board that is meant to inspire you. However, some of these elements can actually steal...
6 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Day More Meaningful – Part 1

6 Things You Can Do To Make Your Work Day More Meaningful – Part 1

Work can be incredibly hectic, and there are days when you are just counting the minutes until it’s time to go home. However, work doesn’t have to be stressful, and you certainly don’t have to hate it. In fact, with just a few attitude adjustments, you may even start to see work in a whole different light. Here are six secrets to making your work days more meaningful: 1. Start Your Day Right Get moving the moment you wake up. It’s tempting to hit the snooze button multiple times. However, this is a bad way to set the tone for the rest of your day. Instead, wake up energized with a positive attitude. Start the day with a short gym session or go for a light jog before getting ready for work. Don’t want to leave the house? Squeeze in a few stretches or even jumping jacks before taking your morning shower. 2. Turn Off Your Notifications Your phone can be incredibly distracting. And admit it, you’ve gotten used to checking it every how many minutes. This can really disrupt your flow. Unless you work in an industry that requires you to be on-call 24/7, put your phone aside. Check it every few hours but only if you must. 3. Set a Schedule to Check Emails Surely you don’t need to check your emails every 5 minutes. And you probably aren’t required to answer all your email immediately. And you may not realize how much time you waste by pausing doing what you’re doing just to check your emails. Instead, dedicate a few times in your day to checking...
4 Reasons Why You Should Spend on Experiences and Not Stuff

4 Reasons Why You Should Spend on Experiences and Not Stuff

It’s been said that with age comes wisdom. However, we’re seeing the younger generation acting wise beyond their years and making better decisions on how they spend their money and enjoy their lives. The older generation was all about saving their money and buying things to define their status in life. Security meant owning a home with a big backyard and a garage with the newest cars parked in it. And for many people, what you owned defined your level of happiness. Today, as the millennials come to an age where they are making their own money and have the freedom to spend it, we see that they’re not making the same choices. They’re not investing in property or buying cars. No, they’re backpacking through foreign countries, visiting places they’ve never been, or taking up classes in something completely unrelated to their professions or college courses. They are passing on spending their money on material things and choosing to enrich themselves through experiences instead. In fact, a study revealed that 72% of millennials prefer to spend more money on experiences than on material things. Here are four reasons why we may feel that we’ll be happier investing in making memories rather than buying stuff: 1. You Remember the Moments More Experiences create lifelong memories. When you look back on your childhood, you fondly remember the experiences of trying something new or seeing something different. The moments are simply more memorable than anything you may have owned. A cool new bike was great, but the places it took you was even better. The latest game console was awesome but what...

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