Do or do not, there is no try.
Yoda’s sage advice.
For the perfectionist, this statement is a recipe for disaster. The value of trying has merit. It has to have merit. Otherwise, things will never get done.
I always thought perfectionists did things perfectly. The real definition of a perfectionist is usually someone who doesn’t try, because it won’t be perfect.
I think I’m a borderline perfectionist. There are many things, especially regarding music, where I have simply not tried, because it wouldn’t be perfect. Yet, in other areas, I’m able to move past the block of perfectionism.
Recently, I’ve started setting timers and when I feel overwhelmed or worried that something won’t be perfect? I just do that activity for the allotted amount of time and call it complete for the day.
For instance, right now I’m writing to the tune of a timer, because I didn’t know what to write and was worried it would be stupid.
But starting has value. Trying has merit.
To begin – sometimes that is the greatest achievement.