Imperfectionist Books Quotes

The Doing is the Thing

In her memoir, Yes Please, Amy Poehler discusses how she moved forward from the fear and difficulty of writing her book. We can use her advice to move out of our comfort zone…to do things before we’re ready. In Amy’s words, we can all become “open-faced sandwiches who take risks and live big and smile will all of their teeth”:

“Well the first thing we do is take our brain out and put it in a drawer. stick it somewhere and let it tantrum until it wears itself out. You may still hear the brain and all the shitty things it is saying to you, but it will be muffled, and just the fact that it is not in your head anymore will make things seem clearer. And then you just do it…”

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