Creative Life: Perfectionism
“…Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. Repent just means to change direction—and NOT to be said by someone who is waggling their forefinger at you. Repentance is a blessing. Pick a new direction, one you wouldn’t mind ending up at, and aim for that. Shoot for the moon.”
Things quote rings so true — it is better to shoot for the moon and pursue something that you are passionate about and make a lot of mistakes along the way rather than wonder “what if” and having regret. In the big scheme of things, it does not matter what others think — so don’t be afraid to follow your true path and, most of all, always be true to yourself.