Are you doing your best writing, every day? Chances are that you’re not — you’re holding back.
I know I’m doing this, on some level, but it’s never been at the forefront of my consciousness. Maybe you’re doing it too.
This article, Stop Saving Your Best for Last | SEOmoz, especially the bit about perfectionism, hit home:
“When it comes to any creative block, you can bet the P-word is going to come into play. Obviously, my ‘best’ ideas need to result in my best work, so enter the self-doubt. I could fight through it and put in twice the effort, or I could just procrastinate (the other P-word). Unfortunately, fear of imperfection doesn’t just rob you of your best ideas – it robs you of your passion in the here and now. If I’m always taking the idea I’m most excited about today and putting it on a list for later, I’ve already lost half the power of that idea. When I go to revisit it down the road, the spark is already gone.”
What writing project are you excited about? Are you putting it off?
Maybe it’s time to get started on it.
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