The past few months I haven’t really been writing much. I could go and write up a list of excuses, but that doesn’t really help anyone, least of all myself. Mostly I’ve been trying to work on myself and -to put it in the words of the minimalists– align my short-term actions with my long-term values.
Continuous Improvement is better than delayed perfectionMark Twain
One of my main points of struggle has been perfectionism. There’s no doubt it has proven a valuable trait professionally, but in my personal life it has been stifling my creativity. What I recently realized in this regard, is that I actively try to help others get over this but never combat it in myself. So that’s where I’m starting right now.
Creating is part of who I am and what I’m learning is that the act of creating, is more important than a perfect result. Practice doesn’t necessarily makes perfect, but it certainly makes progress. Perhaps that’s even more valuable in the end.