# tolkien # art
Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”
Perfectionists are *not* often procrastinators. Discarding a draft doesn’t mean giving up, perfectionists spend their time silently planning before making a final move. Don’t let that silence fool you and don’t let all procrastinators assume they are perfectionists. Being too lazy or tentative to learn the true ways of life -or artistry- and not having the “right skills or resources” are not the same and often second issue leads to first one and that causes you to think that avoidance is an element of perfectionism. Procrastination is the archnemesis of perfectionism because it puts a stone wall on your will to learn the right skills and to have the right resources. Your brain is always active, whether you are awake or not and procrastination is merely refusing to use that endless source and neglecting your creative side. (kısaca tembelliğine ve çekingenliğine kılıf uydurma alttan alttan diyorum, her tembel “aa aynı ben” demiş altına ak)
Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.
(Happy 98th Birthday to Roald Dahl..)
# roald dahl # happy birthday # books # poem # tv