Right now, sitting above my desk, on my wall at eye level, resides a neon green sticky note. It's a textual remind that life, and my writing is not perfect. It reads: Perfectionism is an unattainable goal!
I've done this for two reasons. One, to make myself realize that all I can do with my writing is make it the best that I can. Thereby in the process making myself strain to make my writing as good as I can before setting off free in the world. And the second reason is to make myself actually share my work more.
In the past, I've been a word/work hoarder. Sharing as little as possible because it "wasn't ready yet." Or, because I was scared for whatever reason. I say enough is enough! No more fear, no more doubt, only the words and the sharing of them, and the honing of my craft. Does that mean I'm going to dribble forth onto the page and call life good? No. It just means that I'm going to try to stop obsessing as much, or worrying that something isn't good enough.
So that sticky will remain, a constant reminder for me and hopefully a goal for myself to one day not need it as a reminder.
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