Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Goodbye Perfectionism

This was the camera my dad took on his mission to Hong Kong in the 1960's. I love it!

Yesterday I shared some of my thoughts about art and photography, and the war against perfectionism and criticism. Not sure if I got my main point across. I let the fear of failure keep me from something I loved for a really long time. Working in the design and marketing field, everything I did had to fit someone else's definition of perfect. It was often hard to feel satisfied with my work under those circumstances. I am learning to stop listening to the negative voices of criticism, those from without and within. Each day I am improving, learning, and growing. I am fighting the war against perfectionism, and it feels good.

"What you create doesn’t have to be perfect... Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside." President Dieter F Uchtdorf

Whatever it is you want to do, go out there and try!

With Hope,

PS: Today I am busy working on Steph's guest book!! That's right, it's wedding week!! So exciting!


Becky said...

I can't wait to see it. I am working on the little girls dresses.

Whitney said...

I wanna see! I wanna see! I really like the new look of your blog by the way!