A large portion of our perfectionism is risk management.
We don’t want to mess up and be kicked out of our tribe and starve to death.
But the reality of that actually happening is very low. And the cost of the perfectionism slowing you down is often higher than the risk of being seen.
In life, there are still places of high risk. And that can stop you from taking the risks you should.
So it’s useful to learn how to separate high risk and low risk to understand the difference between the two.
Once you understand the difference, you can decide to move more quickly in the low risk areas while reserving extra space and mental energy for the more high risk activities.