Perfection Paralysis

I have to make a confession.

I am not perfect.

This will come as no surprise to most of you; surely not to the ones who know me personally. But this confession is as much for you as it is for me. It’s a way for me to write about interesting ideas without searching for the right words, ruminating over the best title or waiting for the perfect moment.

It’s my way of avoiding perfection paralysis.

During the past few years I’ve seen a lot of people reach their goals and achieve success through imperfect work. I’ve read bestselling books that had typos and were written using the vocabulary of a 12-year-old. I’ve also seen blog posts with thousands of views likes that had obvious grammar errors.

And you know what? I still enjoyed them.

A piece of writing doesn’t have to be perfect for the reader to get something out of it. Just like a work of art doesn’t have to be flawless for it to be worth millions. That’s why I’ve decided to embrace my own imperfections. And that’s why you can now see a new page in the menu panel.

Under Wednesday Wisdom you will find short posts with plenty of imperfections. They won’t be as polished as the brainhacks, timehacks or bodyhacks, and probably won’t contain any shiny stock photos. They will be rugged and concentrated. I will write them during coffee breaks, sleepy mornings or boring plane rides (like this one). Because no place is too loud and no pen is too blunt to communicate a good idea.

Don’t expect to find perfect sentences and posts reviewed 3 times over. This isn’t the place. What you will find are short pieces of wisdom to make your week more enjoyable. They can be quotes that got me thinking, life lessons I’ve learned during the past week or any other thoughts that I can’t get out of my head.

It’s messy, not perfect. Writing on the just to get your message across is quick and dirty. But hey, so are sex and childbirth. And they are still some of the best things in life.

So I hope you will embrace the imperfections and come back for more. Because we are all imperfect in some way. And that’s what makes the world so interesting.

 


 

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