I shared the following excerpt on perfection with some of my advanced students. I asked them to highlight the most important ideas within the three short pages and we would discuss their thoughts the next day. One of the first comments was from an eager young woman who struggles with idea development. She said,
“I really liked reading this because I have never thought about not trying to be perfect“.
Bayles, David and Ted Orlando. Art & Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1997. 29-31. Print.