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Comparison of Perfectionism with Excellence

Perfectionism

Excellence

Based on fear:
“Life’s a dog, then you die.”

Based on faith:
“Life has meaning, there's a picture, a plan.”

Based on core belief:
“I must be perfect or I am nothing.”

Based on trust:
“I’m of worth, others are of worth.”

Based on intense competition with self/others:
“I must become better, I must be top.”

Based on an open attitude:
“What can I learn from each experience in life?”

Based on need to control.

Based on ability to change what we can
and accept what we must.

Demotivator, Health Risk (Procrastination)


Motivator, Health Enhancer (Productivity)

Steven A. Hamon, Ph.D.