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Perfectionists, it’s time to give yourself a break

It’s normal when you awake each morning to start to think about what you have coming up in the day ahead regarding your family, personal life or work. For some people, this process can fire off thoughts and emotional pangs of anxiety about what lies ahead. Causes for these pangs of anxiety may be fears about failing at work or not being good enough in some aspect of your job, such as meeting with a manager or making a presentation.
The root cause for some of this fear may be linked to the conscious or unconscious drive for perfection. Some people are burdened by an internal drive that sets the expectation that everything they do must be correct, and they must perform flawlessly.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.