• Frank ChimeroFrank Chimero, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I think you should stop using the word perfection and start believing in improvement through iteration. You want progress from article to article, so the question isn't "Was that article perfect?" It’s "Was that one better than the last one?"

    And there's a lot of different kinds of better. Maybe the writing is better. Perhaps the writing is the same, but it took less time to write. Maybe it hurt less to get out. Perhaps more people read it, etc etc etc.

    Writing is really difficult, so I believe the important thing is to keep encouraging yourself. That makes perfection the enemy: nothing is a bigger anxiety trap.

    3 points