Perfectionism can lead to procrastination; how do we get started?
I recently came across an interesting diagram that shows various statistics about thirty famous books, including how long it took to write them. Of the thirty books included, the one that took the longest was The Lord of the Rings*. Why did it take J.R.R. Tolkien twelve years** to complete his masterpiece? Some say perfectionism... Continue Reading →
This is a re-post of a blog I wrote in 2010. November is coming and this seemed like a good time to revisit the value of NaNoWriMo and practice. Any labor honestly rendered is sacred. -- Kurt Fristrup I've been reading a lot of blog posts and comments about NaNoWriMo and I've found some of... Continue Reading →
I've shared this quote before and I'm sharing it again, because I can't hear it, see it, or read it enough. Perfectionism tells me not to bother. Don't even try. If I can't do it perfectly, then it's a waste of time to start. So I repeat this proverb to myself: Only he who does nothing... Continue Reading →
I've got a new obsession: bullet journals. It's really a combination of old obsessions — list-making, planning, and books — all coming together in a different way. As with any new interest, I'm in the process of learning all about it. I'm reading blog posts, watching how-to videos, and examining images of other people's systems to... Continue Reading →