Saturday, January 25, 2014

Planning to Fail. My Solution to Being a Perfectionist

So I am a perfectionist.  I call myself an under- achieving over-achiever.   That simply means that I am so obsessed with everything being "just so" - that nothing ever gets done.  I work myself up into a frenzy with plans and expectations that I fizzle out like a shaken can of bad soda.  Eruption without substance.

It has gotten to the point where I am actually afraid to start something new.

I make the plans and never execute.  But I can't go on like this.  I have to write.

My solution - make no plans.   Just write something..anything...every day.

No plans to start my memoirs. No plans to finish my novel. No plans to get back the blog readers I have lost.  No plans to even write well!

In essence I am planning to fail.

I will tell you how it goes.

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