Perfectionists tend to put a lot of pressure on themselves. They have the pressure of doing everything perfectly. If they learn to cope with that particular pressure, they then face another one: the pressure of accomplishing goals and projects with unrealistic time frames. If they fail on either front, they’re likely to tailspin. They lose whatever confidence they have. They berate themselves. They forget that they’re human. They forget that they’re not called to a standard of perfection but to a standard of grace.
When your heart isn’t in it, you still work hard. You turn in your work on time. You continue to beat deadlines. You give your best efforts even if they feel false and pale in comparison to your usual ones. You trust that your heart will return to you, that you will find yourself giving your all, including all your heart, as you do your work.