…but I found this from a man who definitely had my same FLAW: perfectionism*!
Long, but I thought you might like to see an ‘original’ at work.
*I was told at one of my last workplaces, that one of the reasons I was ‘let go’ was because I was a ‘perfectionist’, and that was considered a great ‘flaw’ by the management. Of course, never mind the fact that I was, in the 80s, considered, ‘the best in the Midwest’ in re: my design and scenic painting ability, which I had been most complimented by via the late Oliver Smith, the grandad of all Broadway designers, with whom I worked (at his request) twice after our original meeting. Oliver was also a ‘perfectionist’…and when he passed in late 1993, part of me passed with him.
He asked me to move to New York…I said a recalcitrant no, and I was glad I did…because my mother had passed earlier that year (1982), and I knew my Dad would need some immediate support from me, his only daughter; and, in his own words, “my best son” (though I had two surviving brothers at the time).
Some days, I really wonder what would have occurred, had I left and moved to ‘the Big Apple’. Would I be the person I am now? I’d probably have some wealth…but, what is money…if you know you’ve done the right thing…and are (in this day and age) reasonably happy (but poor)?