Priorities . Perfectionism . Procrastination
Three words, three P's in my pod, three things that hold me back.
These three things are what often hold up my projects. The first, priorities, can't be helped. My family needs to be fed, the house needs to be cleaned now and then, emergencies come up. Believe it or not, those things take priority over projects. Imagine that!
scary glazing process - gulp!
The next two, perfectionism and procrastination, are under my control, although it often seems the other way around. Yes, I am a perfectionist. I do fight it and I'm better than I used to be.
I used to be a perfectionist, but I'm trying to improve. - Fray Pascual
I still struggle with it though. Do you ? Do you create something, then not post it because it's not perfect, or because you think it still needs something, but you don't know what? My name is Deborah and I'm a recovering perfectionist.
Perfectionism then leads to Procrastination. Because it's not perfect, I put off posting it.
Don't procrastinate. Put it off NOW - author unknown
Other times I just get burned out by a project, or it just doesn't go well. When that happens I shift gears and move on to something else.
Before, I rarely got back to the original project. I've learned to discipline myself a little better now though. Now I make myself go back and finish my projects.
I use that little break to get a high, if you will, from creating something smaller, finishing it, and putting it to use, or on display. That sense of accomplishment spurs me on to return to the original project and finish it.
So how about you. What unfinished projects do you have lurking in your closets? Care to share?
You wouldn't leave a girl sticking her neck out here all alone would you? Surely I'm not the only one. Say it isn't so!
Anyone? Do I hear crickets chirping?
This has been the tale of Jamie's Robins egg blue dresser, that was supposed to be teal blue, but she likes anyway, but I wanted it to be perfect, and I still want to do something else on the front, so I didn't post it because I'm a recovering procrastinating perfectionist (RPP)...whew! My name is Deborah...
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