Friday, May 05, 2006
disease of perfectionism
''Anything worth doing is worth doing badly'', this line from the Nobel Prize winner Herbert Simon came to my notice a few days ago. What a sound advice. Most of us fall prey to the disease of perfectionism and this prevents us or obstructs us from producing our output. We measure our performance against lofty or distal yardticks and find ourselves wanting. It is a vicious circle. And Simon's words are an escape route. Anyone who takes it to heart is freed from the yoke of being a perfectionist.