How apropos, particularly when spoken by a true genius!
No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader’s intelligence…
“The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read reviews, and the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.”
“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about FEAR. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.”
And there’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection in our lives. In fact, it’s quite admirable. However, it’s also important to distinguish between what’s attainable and what is not. More importantly, though, we should refrain from burdening ourselves with unrealistic expectations—which oftentimes results in failure.
Let’s take a look at striving for perfection through a more holistic approach:
I truly believe there’s a special place for perfect people. Having said that, I also believe it’s not on this earth.
Primarily because . . .
“The grandest seduction of all is the myth that DOING EVERYTHING BETTER gets us where we want to be.
It gets us somewhere, certainly, but not anywhere worth being.”
Do you agree with this truism?
I certainly do.
In fact, as I’ve witnessed it in action throughout my life, and, having observed it through the experiences of others, I find that the older I become, the more relevant it seems . . . to which I often refer to it as:
‘The Law of Extremes.’
What say you?