Twin Peaks Procrastination and Perfectionism
On a daily basis something gets in my way, crap, I have to go to the loo.
Okay where was I? I have to have a list because if I don’t I’m all over the place. Like write 1000 words, revise the other stuff, art stuff, email stuff, blog stuff and just stuff. Plus at the end of the day, I can see whether I’ve goofed off accomplished my goals or not.
There’s another benefit of strike-throughing an item off the list, but I can’t remember what it is. You see it doesn’t take much to get me off track. Anyway, I went to see Dr. DeGeneres about my dare I say it, don’t say it, dilemma, hoping for help.
I believe the mirror image to procrastination is perfectionism. They feed each other by devouring our dreams. Kick them out. How? Set priorities, keep one eye on the goal and then fly.
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Till next time, Elizabeth
Thanks to the folks who brought us the A to Z Challenge
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