June 28, 2012
I was reading Michael Hyatt’s great book Platform(have I mentioned every creative needs to read this book?) and I happened upon this quote, “Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.” This is amazingly true. If you don’t believe me, how many projects have you created that will never see the light of day? How many things have you made that just aren’t perfect enough in your mind? You do realize that art is a gift that is pretty meaningless unless we give it, right? Work on it give it your best and then in the words of Seth Godin and Steve Jobs, “ship it!” Remember “Real artists ship”
Your best work released imperfect is forgivable, after all no one is perfect. What is nearly unforgivable is depriving the world of a priceless gift. Give up the paralysis of analysis, forget your fear and present your gift. It will touch the hearts it’s supposed to touch and to the critics, they’re too busy cutting your gift apart to give their own and you don’t really have time for that do you?