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Perfectionism Is Just the Pretentious Kind of Procrastination

Berthold Auerbach

“The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.” – Berthold Auerbach, Born Feb. 28, 1812. Yeah, you’re not alone. But you’re not getting younger and time is wasting. Quit trying to craft perfection. Publish imperfect work now. Fix later MAYBE. But even better: […]

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Inscrutability is Fascinating Even to People Who Don’t Know What It Means

Baltasar Gracian

“It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.” – Baltasar Gracian, Born Jan. 8, 1601 As Harvey Danger once put it, “if you’re bored, then you’re boring.” And you DO want to frustrate the plans of people who stumble across you, so they stop what

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This Is the Perfect Day to Decide to Start Showing Up Every Day

Elizabeth Arden

“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” – Elizabeth Arden, Born Dec. 31, 1878. This is 100% true. Many people may read this and nod, and yet still struggle with it. They’ll struggle both with achieving it, and with understanding the success of others who you feel are inferior to your own bad self. Here

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