Every creative person I’ve ever met claims to be a perfectionist. With pride. It’s one of the characteristics I find very endearing about creatives. My hope for every creative genius– the artists, designers, healers, coaches, innovators and creative thinkers, is that they give themselves credit for the bigger masterpiece they are creating.
The world appreciates the strive for perfection in the work they are creating. But even bigger than any singular work or a lifetime collection of work is that the creative person represents something even greater. At the heart of every creative master is a desire to leave the world better than when they found it.
Every painter, photographer, designer, architect, inventor, etc., shares this intention. It’s at the very soul of being an artist. To express yourself, leave your mark, create a legacy and let the world know you’ve been here. The art of life you could say. To live your life with such great desire is a noble act if there ever was one.
With this grandiose vision in mind, sometimes ‘creating’ is more important than how perfect the creation. It’s not easy to accept less than perfect from ourselves but the mere act of creating, driven by an intention to leave the world a better place, can be more than enough. You are more than “enough”. My artist friend, you are brilliant.
Shine on. The world needs the creatives.