The Imperfect Roundup

The Imperfect Roundup #22

This weeks' posts were inspired by quotes we loved by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan Sontag, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vincent van Gogh, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ursula K. Le Guin. We'd love to hear what you think. Send us an email or tweet to us!

Here are some…

Quotes Reflections

Ursula K. Le Guin on Inventing Our Lives

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Not who but what?

It's a question we were asked countless times as children. We had an astronaut phase, a singer phase, and a meteorologist phase. 

We dreamed of being astronomers, teachers, cooks, and mailmen. We…

Quotes Reflections

Be “The Man in the Arena”

It’s easy to criticize others as we sit in the sidelines. It’s easy to say that we can do it better. It’s easy to be the “cold and timid souls” who judge others for actually doing while we point and talk about doing.

It’s much…

Quotes Reflections

Small Rewards

Your goals won't come together based on impulse. They won't come together in a day.

Instead of attempting to do everything at once, set small daily goals that are realistic and achievable.…

Quotes Reflections

Rainer Maria Rilke on Loving the Questions

The answers to most questions are at the tips of our fingers. The digital encyclopedia we carry in our pockets is a gift. Almost everything we want to know is a Google search away.

But we often avoid asking the bigger questions because they are…

Reflections

Seeing versus seeing.

It's less about Seeing the Eiffel Tower than it is about showing everyone else that you've been to the Eiffel Tower. We get so wrapped up in taking pictures that we barely notice anything. We see but we don't See. We don't notice any…

The Imperfect Roundup

The Imperfect Roundup #21

It's been a busy week at The Imperfectionist, where we've been sharing a new post every day. We wrote about WebMD Syndrome, the tendency to think in worst-case scenarios, escaping the Escape Artist Mindset, Perfect Percival Priggs, a great Imperfectionist book for children, and more.…

Reflections

Share Every Day

I've been on a roller coaster ride with the level of commitment to this website over the past few years. I created it because I wanted to build a resource for perfectionists. A place where people could find the tools to get over their…

Failogue

Failogue: J.K. Rowling was the “Biggest Failure She Knew”

When J.K. Rowling was writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, she was a single-mother, unemployed, on welfare, depressed, and even considered suicide.  And she, like many first-time authors, struggled to get Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone published. It was rejected by almost…