Aim for Your Best, Not Perfection. It is important to understand that there is a difference between striving to perform your best and being a perfectionist. Most employers know that not everything can be done perfectly and on time. Therefore, by performing to the best of your ability and congratulating yourself on a job well done, it will increase both the quality of your work and job satisfaction. Additionally, your stress and anxiety levels will significantly lower when you realize that perfectionism is a bad habit and unrealistic.