has anyone ever overcome being a perfectionist?
as far back as i can remember i have been a perfectionist, and as far back as i can remember i have wanted to write a novel. I have been working on the story in my head for years (since i was at least 7 or 8 years old, i am now 19) but i have hardly written a word of it down — when i try to write it i suddenly feel that i do not have enough information or that it isn’t making enough sense, i never feel like the story is complete in my head or that it’s as good as it can be. i have devoted so much of my life to creating it that now i feel like it must be perfect when i write it or else i won’t be doing it justice and i will have failed my life’s work. i know it will be a great story if i can only get myself to write it down, but i can’t overcome my perfectionism and it’s holding me back from my dream! can anyone help me? has anyone overcome perfectionism and accomplished something great before or am i doomed to be like this forever? all i want out of life is to write my story!
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