Is Perfectionism killing your Passion?
I have wanted to create a blog for longer than I care to remember. And create I did. It was around 8 years ago, when I felt compelled to document and share my side of the story of being stranded in Thailand for 7 days in the middle of a political crisis.
Long story short, I had a two hour layover in Thailand on my way to Delhi from Melbourne. I wrote about how those two hours turned into 7 days due to rioting protesters at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.
I distinctly remember how natural it felt to create a blog on Blogspot, and to publish a couple of posts to narrate my experience in detail. I also remember how happy and content I felt after engaging with the people who had read these posts. Soon after that- university, procrastination and life happened, and I conveniently forgot about my blog. However, the thought of creating one kept popping up in my head from time to time, over the next few years.
Then, a year or so ago, I decided to entertain this thought and pursue my passion again. But this time around, I found the experience to be quite different. I wanted it to be perfect. This led to a lot of over-analysis, and eventually procrastination. Before I realised, a year had gone by.
I am now done with wanting it to be perfect. So, as I turn 30 this week, I am giving myself the gift of this blog- to play, learn, create and explore things along the way.
Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does, will be the best adventure ever.
– Author Unknown
Is perfectionism stopping you from pursuing your passion? Or have you tamed this deadly beast?
Share your insights below.