On college campuses, the pressure to be perfect is skyrocketing, according to a new study on perfectionism.
"[F]indings suggest that recent generations of college students have higher expectations of themselves and others than previous generations," says Thomas Curran, lead author of the study, which surveyed over 41,000 American, British and Canadian college students from the late 1980s to 2016. "Today's young people are competing with each other in order to meet societal pressures to succeed...."
But striving incessantly for success can be detrimental. Studies have shown that perfectionists are more likely to struggle with depression or anxiety. And in fact, according to some of the most successful people in the world, failing once in awhile is actually important.
Here's what five self-made billionaires have to say about embracing failure.