Perfection revisited

This post is about trying to clear my head and resolve some issues which stem from growing up with a workaholic.

I will reference the Perfection is the baseline posts probably more than I should but I feel that I need to address it more than once. The reason for this is that it affects me more than it should or at least more than I would like. Today I began writing again, minimum 1500 words, and it feels awesome.

It took me a lot of time to write this lot. I tried before but I failed several times to do it. I have always got stuck and didn’t know how to continue. Mostly this was because I wanted to write something perfect and very accurate. Simply I researched and researched and then abandoned the piece I was writing because I couldn’t make it perfect enough.

This is just one practical example how awful my need for perfection hinders everything I do or want to do. It’s either research, research, research or I won’t do it because I am not good enough because I don’t create enough. The first one is can be overcome with a words “enough” and “do”. The second one is a catch-22 situation which doesn’t have an easy solution and I don’t know how to solve it at the moment.

May be the first’s solution can be applied to the second situation. I don’t know if that’s possible yet but I think it’s worth a try.