Do you know people who let perfectionism run their lives? Are you one of them?
If you’re like many a creative soul, you’re probably all too aware of the fear and anxiety that courses through the perfectionist’s veins, the self doubt that paralyzes her creativity and the critical inner “judge” that finds fault in the smallest of transgressions––real or imaginary.
Perfectionism kills. It kills happiness and it kills imagination. It will certainly kill your chances of completing your book or sending out your article, if you allow it to.
But you don’t have to be held hostage to your inner perfectionist. Instead, outwit it by writing every day and for short spurts of time. Regardless of how busy you are or how much else you have going on, keep to your writing schedule. Perfectionism cannot outwit or outlast a daily habit.
Over time, as you make writing a natural part of your daily life, your perfectionist will calm down. Soon, it will fall asleep as soon as you approach your writing desk.
So here’s the thing: only by writing regularly will you lose your fear of writing.
Let me know how it goes with you.