1. Expectations are Really Hard to Achieve

If you insist on striving to create a product that’s utterly perfect, then you’ll be unable to make actual progress by constantly focusing on every minuscule issue that comes up. Recognize that you don’t need to be perfect to continue making progress towards your goals. By setting more realistic goals, you’ll eliminate excess energy that would go towards attempting the impossible, and have a more balanced lifestyle.

2. You’ll End up Stressed

Because your benchmarks for success are so high, life basically becomes a war between you and the stress you put on yourself. Let your ambitious drive be the cause of your success, not you’re failure. It’s important to use healthy rewards and positive feedback to achieve your goals rather than allowing your inner voice to wreak havoc on your emotional state. Allow positivity and love to propel you on the road to success and fulfillment.

3. Your Creative Flow will Stop Flowing

Perfection in with every detail takes a lot of work and time. If providing high quality content or results already takes a significant amount of energy, then to make everything perfect will only drain you further.

5. You’ll Waste Precious Time and Opportunities

You’ll never get things done ‘right’ on time. Constantly focusing on the smaller details may cause you to entirely miss out on a new opportunity. You’ll spend too much time planning and perfecting a product or feature, before launching it. Sometimes it’s best to launch even before you feel ready because that’s the only way you can gather feedback from end users that will help you improve your product in ways that you may not have even foreseen.

5. You Don’t Allow Yourself Time to Relax

It’s easy to look at relaxation as a waste of time when you’re basically a workaholic, looking to greatness. However, it’s important to remember that sleeping and engaging in light-hearted activities is a healthy and necessary way of refreshing your motivation and working on the creativity stated earlier.