I've had more than one client recently worry about their inability to get down to their writing. This is not a minor problem. It can lead you to question your ability to do the work you are doing and to question your own identity. If you aren't an academic and a writer, who are you? Procrastination … [Read more...] about You are not a procrastinator: Can you do it?
Do you struggle with perfectionism?
Posts which address the impact of perfectionism on you and your work, and provide strategies for dealing with it.
Does something have to be finished to publish? Doesn't publishing something that is "good enough" but "not quite finished" suggest that you are lowering your standards? What about "excellence"? Back in 2009, I attended a production of Ann-Marie MacDonald's Belle Moral. The author's note in the … [Read more...] about Good enough?
This post is part of an occasional series about how yoga influences how I work with clients. I don't expect you to do yoga. You don't even have to attempt the pose I'm going to talk about. Ever. In your whole life. The point of this series is that yoga has taught me some interesting things about how … [Read more...] about The goal & what you can do
One of my favorite quotes is by Samuel Silas Curry, a turn of the century speech teacher, “There is nothing so encouraging as good criticism.” He goes on to say that good criticism simply compares the actual with the ideal. Vicky@collegeparentcentral commenting on my post Confidence in the Face of … [Read more...] about Criticism & perfectionism
Shortly after I wrote about dealing with your Inner Perfectionist, I read this piece on Refinement vs Perfectionism Cairene MacDonald at Third Hand Works addressing the same issue. Cairene has generously allowed me to share her thoughts here. Refinement serves the work. Refinement is that … [Read more...] about Refinement vs Perfectionism