A food analogy. Always a good place to start:
Join Me for Pizza
Imagine I invited you over for my amazing homemade pizza. Everything from scratch. You are, of course, delighted.
You’ve mentioned my pizza to a couple friends and wonder if they might come along. I’m feeling expansive, so why not?
By 4:30 Saturday, it’s a disaster. The sauce isn’t thick enough. The toppings aren’t grilled properly. The crust doesn’t rise enough.
Which of these options makes the most sense to you?
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Not long after finishing my first mystery (about 8 seconds, I think) I realized I could do better.
Not long after finishing my second mystery, I knew it. Not just that I could do better than my first, but that I could do better than the one I’d just finished.
You may already see the pattern.
I have strong perfectionist tendencies I’ve spent half my life working to control. The pursuit of perfection is pointless, a burning of energy without value.
The pursuit of excellence is a different matter.
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