A Case for (Im)perfection

by Starla J. King on May 29, 2012

“Perfectionism is the satin-lined casket of creativity and originality.” ~ Augusten Burroughs

But I love aiming for “perfect.”

It gives me a perfectly (ha!) acceptable excuse to not finish stuff.

And it lets me avoid the mind-numbing work of getting clear on my own standards of excellence.

And it gets rid of the proverbial monsters under my bed so I can live a sleepy, safe life of (l)imitation — growing within the non-threatening, pre-determined shape of someone else’s guidelines, ideas, and rules.

(im)perfection

(Im)perfection

And in doing so, perfectionism crushes the heart and soul of my message.  Urgh!!  Houston, we have a problem… and its name is Perfect.

Maybe it’s time to throw off that misleading sarong (it’s summer… too hot for the standard “cloak”) of perfectionism and slip into something less comfortable?

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