Perfectionism. The word has kind of a bad rep, doesn’t it? Yet, just yesterday I was in the Emergency Room with one of my precious daughters and desperately hoped for a doctor who was a perfectionist. Another daughter has an upcoming doctor’s appointment and I’m counting on his perfectionism.
When my vehicle is at the shop, I hope for a mechanic who’s a perfectionist.
When yet another daughter took her adorable cat, Edgar, to the veterinarian’s office – we wanted nothing lest than perfectionism from the vet.
On the flip side of the same coin, however, I used to build websites for people and I have the emotional scars to prove it.
“That blue isn’t blue enough…”
“Can the red be about 2 shades brighter?”
“I want my header to be like the header on this website and my logo like the one on this website… but I don’t want it to look like I’m copying.. but make it look just like them..”
Perfectionism can be a beautiful thing, or it can drive you so crazy you have to say, “I used to build websites for people!”
The infographic above does a great job of distinguishing between the two. Determine which side of the coin you’re on and, if you’re on the wrong side… flip it!
Until then, whatever you do, don’t ask me to build a website for you!
~ Joi (“Joy”)
Infographic Source: http://www.essaytigers.com/