October 23, 2006

Conquer the 3 P's: Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Paralysis

Because of the ongoing popularity of an article I wrote last year called "The 3 'P's'-- Perfectionism, Procrastination and Paralysis," I decided to give a teleclass series on this subject.

You can read about it here.

Without a doubt, I believe that perfectionism, and the underlying insecurity that feeds it, is the main reason that so many academics end up stalling out on their writing projects.

I invite you to join us in this teleclass. The last teleclass series I gave, I can say with all modesty, was a smashing sucess. People really enjoyed the online progress page where we all posted our daily writing successes and difficulties, and a surprisingly active forum sprang up in the 6-day time period between the two classes. This time there will be 2 weeks, so more opportunity for learning and interaction. And of course, e-coaching from me. So check it out!


At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...it may be true, but at the same time, the time I got paralyzed on a writing project, the reason I could not get un-stuck was that I kept telling myself I was being a perfectionist, and should just accept imperfection and power on through.

In reality, there was a problem in the structure of the piece which kept sending me in circles - until I was utterly stuck. I had to get a little *more* perfectionistic, figure out how to restructure, so as to be able to finish at all.


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