What kind of self-destructive perfectionist are you?
Seeking perfection can create paralysis that hurts productivity.
You procrastinate to distract yourself from the big scary tasks you have to do. And you end up beating yourself up later because you wasted so much time.
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Perfectionist behavior is a broad personality trait prevalent in today's generation. It is defined as a hypercritical relationship with one's self.
While setting high standards for oneself can be deemed as a positive quality, but perfectionism more or less assumes that we are flawed or defective.
Perfectionism is a growing cultural phenomenon that has engulfed a large set of people including celebrities. Some of the causes are:
Social Media acts as the biggest culprit in amplifying perfectionism as youngsters can constantly compare their looks and their lives to others in easily measurable ways.
There is an increased expectation from our family and our peers to be perfect in all aspects of our lives.
“Perfect” and “productive” aren’t the same thing; perfectionism is actually counterproductive.
Just because society is placing a higher value on perfection doesn’t mean you’re actually getting more done.
For work that is not mission-critical, sometimes it is better to be just good enough, instead of being perfect.
Striving for 'Good Enough' instead of perfect can increase productivity if done rightly.
The Minimum Viable Product is the simplest, most basic form of a product or service, which can be sold in the market. This doesn't have all of the bells and whistles but has enough features to work. Basically, it is good enough but not perfect.
Releasing an MVP allows one to get feedback at an early stage, and improve the product later on.
If a product is being launched in the market that is new and does not have competition, then launching it with bare minimum features is the right way.
MVP (Minimum Viable Product) strategy does not work for a generic product.