Lesson 12 – #23lessons

Hello friends,

It is another lesson post today. Today’s is one that may seem odd or silly if you aren’t a writer, but it goes deeper than that. It is one about perfectionism and how perfectionism isn’t all its cracked up to be.

There will always be more notebooks

This lesson really relates to my perfectionist tendencies. I am a lover of writing and notebooks but i also have this strange feeling that I have to have the “perfect” thing to write in that pretty notebook. So this is a bit of a love letter to my notebooks and a reminder to myself that there will always be more notebooks in the stores. There will also be another pretty notebook that I can buy and fill up.

So, note to self: write in your notebooks! Use them up! Fill them with every thought you’ve ever had!

For those of you that aren’t writers or notebook users, this is what I will say to you if there is something that you are a perfectionist about, just do it. Don’t put it off because you are worried it wont be perfect, or good enough, or what you wanted. You can always redo it, edit it, change it, try again.

If you are an artist of any kind you probably know that most of us are perfectionists, and it can be debilitating. I go through months of not writing because I don’t want it to be bad or sound dumb, but that doesn’t make sense. The best way to get the best work out of yourself is to do it for as long as possible, as often as possible.

So, I will give you a challenge. Whatever your “notebooks” are just fill them up, do it, get that practice/work in as much and as often as you can, no matter how perfect you want it to be.

Sincerely,
Alex

One thought on “Lesson 12 – #23lessons

  1. Well-said. Notebooks are more helpful and useful when we aren’t afraid to fill them with our words, thoughts, concerns or rough drafts. I also have found that once I start writing it truly feels like it’s become mine, also there’s no greater feeling than filling a notebook up full of ideas- it’s means I’ve been busy writing and in the flow. 🙂

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