Perfectionists Are On Fast Track To Burnout
The unreasonably high expectations perfectionists set for themselves can cause an overwhelming fear of failure. This may initiate feelings of vulnerability, reluctance to try new things and even procrastination, as those who possess this trait often put off beginning challenging work, or they spend countless hours starting the simplest of tasks to ensure a flawless outcome.
Perfectionism can actually impede growth as it causes students to stay within their comfort zone—after all, you’re less likely to fail at what you’re already good at. Mindset author Carol Dweck recommends adopting a growth mindset as an alternative. A growth mindset encourages students to recognize that most talent is not solely inherent. Rather, it is learned and developed.
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