Demanding perfection vs. striving for personal excellence

Is your best never quite good enough? Are you afraid to make mistakes? Are you never quite satisfied with your work, despite pushing yourself to you limits? Are you overly critical about your performances, always looking for what went wrong? Is that “perfect” performance something that you require of yourself but seems just beyond your reach? If so, you might be a perfectionist. That is, someone who places enormous pressure on oneself to reach very high, typically unrealistic and often inflexible standards of performance.

by Jennifer Cumming and Joan L. Duda

Demanding perfection vs striving for personal excellence

Originally published in Dance UK  magazine, Issue 59 – Winter 2005