June 04, 2019
A powerful insight of mine about hacking perfectionism, feeling better, being more productive and unblocking myself to get things done.
Here is a common situation I have encountered plenty of times:
Idea ⇒ Inspiration ⇒ Perfectionism ⇒ Block
And here is mine insight on why this is happening.
Mood represents the momentum. The momentum allows actions to flow. Perfectionism tends to change that mood, kills the momentum and leads to a struggle.
Let’s unwrap it.
Once I’ve read a powerful opinion about the mood. And an insight I’ve experienced is this:
Mood represents the momentum. Momentum leads to actions.
Momentum is like a wave you can climb and ride. It’s just so easier when it’s fun and joyful. It’s a really nice friend to accompany your actions.
And it clicked for me.
The mood is not only nice to have. The mood is quite a requirement.
You can definitely ignore it and fight through. But it’s a totally different strategy.
If you want to explore roots of this insight, check out this long-read.
My experience from a perspective of mood and momentum: perfectionism is their biggest nemesis!
The most common end result of perfectionism is a struggle to act
It’s extremely hard for me to combine «perfect» and «fun». Fun vs perfect is a tradeoff I have to negotiate about with myself.
Let the mood be with you!
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