In positive form, perfectionism can drive you to excel, succeed, reach goals and push the limits of your creative boundaries. In toxic form, it can push you to depression, anxiety and frustrate your day-to-day interests by creating more problems.
Let me introduce you to a friend of mine named Ben. Ben is a great, extremely talented and creative individual. He always will reach out to me with his “next great idea”. He has great ideas and I’m always interested in hearing what he has to say. These ideas are exceptional in nature–typically they range from a unique product idea or some type of new growth opportunity he seeks for himself. There is, however, a caveat. Ben puts the except in exceptional. In that, he does everything except follow through with his new idea. (Sorry Ben!)