Here’s why perfectionism stops you from doing great work
To do great work you have to admit to your faults and vulnerabilities, argues Brené Brown, the author of Daring Greatly. While many in business might make a show of being invulnerable, in reality, we are all exposed to uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure – and denying it is fruitless, she explains to Drake Baer of Fast Company.
What’s more, admissions of weakness are in fact crucial for innovative work. If people are afraid to ask questions, to engage or to broach leftfield ideas, it can only stymie creativity. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs positively embrace an approach of going all in and, if they fail, failing fast while learning all they can from the experience.
Perfectionism, on the other hand, prevents work from getting done. If you are afraid of failure – and shame – then it will fundamentally stop you from moving forward.
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