WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORKING HARD AND BEING A PERFECTIONIST?

Most likely you were raised with the idea that it is important to work hard and do your best at everything you do.  It can be the foundation of a great work ethic.  Unfortunately though,  some kids will misinterpret doing your best or working hard at somethings as meaning being the best and/or being perfect.  This kind of thinking can lead to Perfectionism.  Although having high standards is generally a positive characteristic, perfectionism can lead to negative consequences and undermine success. Perfectionists may exhibit some of the following behaviors: Spend lots of time worrying about school work, friendships, activities etc. Afraid of making mistakes (embarrassment). Often run out of time on projects, homework or timed tests. Always have to win. Has to make “A’s”. Reluctant to try new things or will quit if they are unable to do it well right away. Angry with themselves for not being able to do things just right. Have a hard time making choices/decisions. Always compare their... Continue reading WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORKING HARD AND BEING A PERFECTIONIST?