Perfectionism

Sum tymes its phun two staup worying a bout whut evrywon theenks & jused injoy mai lyfe!  

I remember going to songwriting seminars and listening to great songs only to have the “Professionals” fault one song after another.  

I realized that the Professionals had lost their love for the craft!   They were so busy finding fault in the music that they could no longer enjoy it.

They were actually missing the beauty of the songs they heard while they searched it for the “mistakes.”

The other day I was watching a movie and the main character said. “I no longer enjoy painting.  Each piece I create needs to be better than the last one I painted.   I’ve raised my bar so high it’s hard to reach and so now I don’t feel like trying.” 

I found this to be true for me as a songwriter.   I had written my all-time favorite song to date.  Ten songs later, none of them had surpassed “Skips A Beat,” and for the first time in my life, I was writing a song a month instead of two or three songs a week!  

Here is a Court of Atonement to help free up our creativity.  (Place your name in all three spaces.  Yes, you are talking to yourself.)

I, ____________ place myself, ___________ into a Full Court of Atonement with myself, ___________ for the purpose of allowing myself to playfully create without judgment.   I ask to correct my inner critic and relieve perfectionism at its point of origin.  


About amyjoellisnews@gmail.com

I am your average everyday mother of 3 with now 3 grandkids. I am also a singer/songwriter performing in country clubs and dinner houses. But behind all of this, there is the ability to listen deeper into my own thoughts and hear where the good ideas are actually coming from. It's the same place that I came from... God
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