What is perfection? It’s like the mythical unicorn. Some of us believe in its existence but have never seen it. And why you may ask? Because the moment that a perfectionist believes they are close to perfection, all they’ll see are flaws.
Self-worth is different from self-esteem. Self-esteem is the external validation from others that we receive when we do a good job and are told, “You did an amazing job on that.” However, it is dependent on others. In contrast, self-worth is an internal form of validation and is dependent on you.