Ah, perfectionism. Here we go again. Spending endless hours trying to find the “perfect” picture for my blog posts and the “perfect” background color with the “perfect” amount of image opacity. But I know somewhere in my mind that perfection is an unattainable goal and I shouldn’t even try to create a perfect project, because I won’t.
This doesn’t mean I won’t try to create something great and unique, but I won’t be obsessed by the idea that it MUST be perfect in order for me to be satisfied with myself. Because there is a the difference between perfectionism and striving for excellence.
Perfectionism for me is about trying to create or do something that will help me feeling accepted, recognized and praised. It’s a way of trying to get approval from others to feel that I’m good enough. Healthy striving instead is trying to create something with passion and soul, something that I’m proud of and something that reflects who I am.
Creating this project made me realize how much perfectionism gets in the way of creativity. And even though I’m trying to create the best gateway project that I could possibly make, I know it is not going to be perfect. And it doesn’t have to be.