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The need for immediate perfection

The obsessive need to achieve perfection comes in different forms. The desire to perform, create and be perfect may initially seem as a great motivation but in most cases it appears to be a crippling detractor resulting in intertia. Perhaps striving for perfection is noble in many ways but demanding from ourselves to immediately create something brilliant fresh can stifle our productivity and even our desire to begin working on a task. 

“A different part of our brains is activated when we think about what’s possible rather than what’s required.” - Seth Godin


Competing rarely leads to freshness. Speed does not guarantee success or originality either. Depth and insight are the cumulative result from focused effort, clear intention and perseverance over time. Freshness thrives on making connections between seemingly unrelated things. Freshness of thinking requires time to look at things differently and with more curiosity for longer often by not trying to achieve anything else than pure understanding. Mind you, not passing an exam, not impressing a person with our knowledge, not competing with someone we feel knows better than us. But pure understanding. 



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As artists and creative entrepreneurs, we all need some support and reassurance when we feel our creative muse is slightly less present. Here is an often updated collection of notes-to-self, ideas and suggestions how to appease our creative anxieties so that we can keep doing what we love and enjoying the business side of it.

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