Don’t be too hard on yourself

Where have I heard that before?

Oh yeah, from friends and colleagues constantly telling me to do so.

The problem is that I’m a slacker AND a perfectionist, which is such a terrible combination. I have to be hard on myself because I won’t get anything done at all. I’ll end up churning out mediocre work, which I’ve unfortunately done before, and then the perfectionist and OC side of me will drive me to hate myself even more.

Vicious, isn’t it?

I know what I need to do. It’s just a matter of learning when the right time is to push myself harder and when to quit. I’ve been at it my whole life, and I’ve only been able to make incremental changes over the years. Can you spell “frustrating?” You spell it this way: R-I-A.


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