Perfectionists are typically willing to idealize their ideas. They frequently dream too big to realize.
Procrastination is the second sign that you are a perfectionist. Commonly, they procrastinate on required tasks because they fear failing or falling short of expectations.
If you are an overthinker like me, I have no doubt you will comprehend. Do you find it difficult to keep things simple in your daily life? For instance, you are considering painting your living room. After spending 20 minutes, you are probably a perfectionist if you decide to paint the windows, replace the door and chandelier, and install a new remote light control system. You are also a perfectionist if you have a business idea for a startup and decide within thirty minutes that you want to expand internationally. Perfectionists are typically willing to idealize their ideas. They frequently dream too big to realize.
Procrastination is the second sign that you are a perfectionist. Commonly, they procrastinate on required tasks because they fear failing or falling short of expectations. A good example is the sentence "I need to plan out every detail before I begin." This is an example of procrastination: you have three days to get things done, but you've set aside two of them for preparation. Procrastinators are the best liars. They always find a way to put off the work. "I need to sharpen my pencil and get some work pages before I can start solving math problems. Bad luck for me, I don't have any. I have to go to the store and buy some."
I, too, am confronted with this difficulty, but I have developed a method based on "Zeno's Paradoxes" for resolving it.
The first paradox of Zeno is the dichotomy paradox:
“That which is in locomotion must arrive at the half-way stage before it arrives at the goal.” - Aristotle, Physics
“Before someone can get there, he must get halfway there. Before he can get halfway there, he must get a quarter of the way there. Before traveling a quarter, he must travel one-eighth; before an eighth, one-sixteenth; and so on.”
Herein lies the connection between perfection and reality. That's an impossible standard to achieve. You'll have to divide the final product into manageable chunks and make some concessions on the way there.
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