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Imperfectionist Books Reflections

A Life in One Day

Life IS urgent. Contemplate death and appreciate the impermanence of life. Make the most of it. But there is a fine line between urgency and hurry. In a state of hurry, you're only doing. A day of getting everything done on your to-do list…


Make It Easy

When I was writing and sharing every day, it was easy to write every day. I saw ideas everywhere – while reading a book, listening to a song, talking to the woman at the post office. When it was time to write, I picked…


What Was I So Worried About?

We hear the cliché, "it's all about the journey," often. But it forgets to tells us that we can't see the journey we're on while we're on it. It's only while looking back that we can make sense of it all.…


Swim with the Right Swimmers

It’s important to take the time to understand what your values are — to know what is important to you. Then surround yourself with people who are going to lift you up and help you grow. 

And the others?…


You’ll Get There When You Get There

We often create our stress. Our internal dialogue can either keep stress at bay or elevate it into full panic. I've encountered many similar situations when I stayed calm and didn't go into blame mode but what was absent that morning was perspective.…


Nobody Else But You Can Be You

Own your thoughts. Believe in your opinions. Trust your ideas.

And more importantly, ignore the trolls. Tune out the negativity.

Don't allow your worries about others' opinions keep you from doing, from sharing, from making, from creating.…

Imperfectionist Songs

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

Cat Stevens composed and performed the music for the black drama comedy, Harold and Maude, which includs one of my favorite Cat Stevens songs, "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out."

The song is featured most prominently in the last scene of the film,…

The Imperfect Roundup

Imperfect Roundup #26

This week, we wrote about rebuilding endurance after breaking routines and the dangers of trying to do everything. There's a post on the difference between Steven Pressfield's territorial and hierarchical orientations, and we launched the Imperfectionist Book Club on The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin, which…


Rebuilding Endurance

Whether due to a vacation, hard times, or a lack of motivation, there will be times when you lose your endurance. Your shoes will collect dust, your manuscript will go untouched, and you won't meet your goals.

During these moments, don't try to run a…