Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” ~ Vince Lombardi
Let go of perfection and your creativity and productivity will advance immensely.
Perfectionism keeps you small and undeveloped.
Perfectionism is your inner critic bully that tells you that your work isn’t good enough, that you make lots of mistakes and that you’re not worthy of the effort.
Perfectionism keeps you from starting.
The inner critic loves to say, “Will it be good enough?” And if you hear the answer of No! then it’s hard to start anything.
Perfectionism keeps you from finishing.
Finish a piece and it’s as good as it’s ever going to get. The inner critic says, “See, it is not perfect. You could have done better.” If you don’t finish your projects, there is always a possibility that you can achieve that highest level of Perfect.
Lots of practice is the best way to get past the inner critic.
How else can you find excellence in your work? Excellence is not the same as perfect. Excellence is mastery. Practice will teach you how to start. Practice finishing and starting again. In the meantime, you will build lots of skill.
You can read Part 1 of the Let Go Series HERE
You can read Part 2 of the Let Go Series HERE