One of the biggest ways we sabotage ourselves as creatives is allowing our negative inner dialogue to dictate how we show up and what we carry into the process of art-making.
If perfectionism has prevented you from creating in the way you desire, take heart. I think we all wrestle with this to varying degrees. The good news is that it can always get better.
Perfectionism has us believing that we need to have everything figured out in advance, that failure is unacceptable, and that everything we create needs to be a masterpiece!
Between perfectionism and freedom is a bridge called grace. When we learn to walk this bridge, we will find incredible relief, healing, and new creative possibilities.
If you are caught up in a perfectionistic moment, here are three simple steps you can practice making the shift.
3 Steps to Shift From Perfectionism into Freedom
Practice Your Way into Freedom
These three steps can be done fairly quickly, and in my experience, that's preferable to a drawn-out process. In as little as 2 minutes, you can be on a new path that allows you to re-approach your creative work in a fresh, more empowered way.
The more you practice making these shifts, the more amazed you’ll be when you are no longer caught in those perfectionistic patterns. You’ll see your creative work blossom, and you’ll be happier, more peaceful and more energized as you create. Who doesn’t want that?