PerfectionPerfectionism: I accept nothing less than perfect: I accept nothing
I felt compelled to write a little reflection on the problem of being a perfectionist in regard to ones art. Namely because, I feel, it is so often an inherent mindset with exceptionally creative individuals that can prove to be a deeply motivating attribute while at the same time holding the potential of being of grave detriment. The dual nature of the beast is an anomalous thing to anyone from the outside looking in, however to those such as myself it is something with which we would wish to be less familiar. Ultimately my compulsion to write this is due to how, in my own experiences, such a seemingly passion-positive train of thought could become a patience-resistant, passion-consuming adversary in respect to ambitions and potential. With that I will attempt to profile the insidious lie, for it is in fact a lie we tell ourselves and choose to buy into, that is "