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L is Let Go of Perfectionism #AtoZChallenge

I love encouraging others!

Since I love encouraging others so much, I’m sharing Creative Encouragement Memes for this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. The quotes are from all over, but I took each photo with my iPhone. Here’s today’s featured letter:

Let Go of Perfection (graphic by Tui Snider)
Let Go of Perfection (graphic by Tui Snider)

L is for Let Go of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a sneaky being with claws. It seeps into your creative projects with the best of intentions. I only want you to do your best, it whispers, I’m only here to help you improve.

However, perfectionism is more than just doing your best. Perfectionism is an excess. Perfectionism keeps you from moving forward, keeps you from completing your projects. Perfectionism keeps you from having fun. It can paralyze you!

While it’s important to do your best, your best will never be perfect. As I’ve said before, give yourself permission to make mistakes, to bumble through. That’s the only way to move forward!

What about you? How do you avoid the paralyzing grip of perfectionism?

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What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet other bloggers.

To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then visit as many other bloggers as you can. In addition to my personal blog here, I’m also writing A to Z posts for the the Story Dam writing community. You can check those out by clicking here: Story Dam’s Writing Quotes & Encouragement 

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.
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4 Comments

  1. Hi Tui, I’m really not that bit a stickler about perfectionism, except when it comes to spelling. A misspelled word will stop me in my tracks until I have the correct spelling even if it requires a dictionary, my computer spell check, or even Google! Aside from that, I’m fairly relaxed.

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  2. I have a VERY hard time with this one although I am much better as I get older. Some of it came from being first-born and some of it from a mother who suffered the same malady.

    But I’m working on it!!

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    DB McNicol, author & traveler
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  3. Perfectionism will also have you up all night making sure all is tight. This pedantic way of being is deadly. I avoid it by remembering I’m only 1 person and that tomorrow is another day.

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