Why do we demand perfection from ourselves?

Why do we want our work to be perfect? How is this quest for perfection working out for us? Why do we expect our work to be good, particularly if we are new to our craft? Perfection can stop you creating, make you throw your work in the trash and tells you that you...

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The three most important lessons I have learned about creativity

I’ve been blogging consistently for two years now. Today I would like to share the three most important lessons I have learned in that time about creativity.   Lesson 1: you can only control the inputs not the output I had been writing on Medium for a couple of months...

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Feel like giving up? This is the time to keep going

Have you ever had a project that felt so impossible that you just want to give up? You are so despondent that you no longer care about all the effort you have put in. Perhaps it hasn’t panned out the way you wanted it to, or it has taken much longer than you thought....

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3 ways to tell the inner critic to f**k off and create anyway

There it is again. That voice in your head that tells you your art work is crap, or your writing is appalling or it’s not worth bothering. The inner critic is the same voice that tells you your creative ambitions are too scary and it is best if you stay in your safe...

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