I thought I would start off the New Year (like so many people do) with a New Year’s Resolution.… to become less of a perfectionist. Now I know that a goal is supposed to be specific and measurable, and this is neither, but I think I will still be able to tell when I accomplish it. After all, perfectionism leads to procrastination, so if I can conquer my perfectionist tendencies, I should find myself procrastinating less and accomplishing more in 2009. Perfectionism causes a major road block for artists, and it’s especially heartbreaking to see this in young students. But how can I counsel them to resist perfectionism when I struggle with it myself??
Surrealist Salvador Dali, said it best, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
To be a perfectionist is to allow precious time to “melt away”. So, here’s to a “less perfect” year with a lot more accomplished!