A White Blank Page

“Anything you do can be fixed – but you’ll never fix the perfection of a blank page” – Neil Gaiman

I remember listening to this podcast and hearing Neil Gaiman talk about his storytelling.

He spoke about creative work and how striving for perfection can paralyse us.

We can plan and prepare, spend hours thinking about our work. But sooner or later, we have to put pen to paper and create.

This isn’t just about writing. It’s about all our work to make things better.

It’s only by doing – taking risks, experimenting and trying new things – that we will improve.

We do. We fail. We get feedback. We learn. Then, we try again.

Does the strive for perfection hold you back or motivate you? What was the last thing you created?