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Overcoming Perfection Paralysis

Overcoming Perfection Paralysis

Is anything ever “perfect”?  Consider some of the greatest artists of all time: painters, sculptors, authors, musicians… how many of them, do you think, felt they could have continued working on their masterpiece? One more brush stroke or chisel strike… one more chapter or a different choice of synonym… one more harmony or verse? “Perfection” is a trap that keeps many of us from expressing ourselves for fear of criticisms of our imperfections. At least, that’s been my experience.  But even if we could achieve actual perfection (and I’m not really convinced we can) there will always be critics, perhaps saying the work is “too perfect!” Continue reading Overcoming Perfection Paralysis