Broken Perfectionism

What’s worth writing is worth writing well. And if you’ve got the chance to write it once, how would you write it? How do you make your words count?

I’m constantly scared of doting over my works so I don’t become a perfectionist. (They rarely are impressed and almost never get anything done). Yet I strongly desire to be a voice that’s heard and accepted. I don’t stop writing (just like you shouldn’t) but I don’t bother myself much with policing my grammar. I live that to the grammar police. They’ve got all the time in the world. I don’t.

And you shouldn’t too.

If you’ve got only once chance to write what’s worth it, give it your best, but don’t dote. I’ll write that again: DON’T DOTE. Just get the words out the way you’ve learned and let the police bother with it.

But the other side of it is this, you’ve got to stick to doing your home work.

Some contents are bypassed because they’ve only got big titles but shallow bodies. If you’re going to make the mark at all, do your home work. Create a niche for yourself by gaining more expertise and experience in your field.

And this goes without saying that you major in a niche if you’re just starting out as a freelancer. You’ll know when its time to move on to something else or more when the time is right.

So make your words count not once, but every time, by giving your best, while not doting over perfection. Just be yourself.

And stick with the ultimate cliche: Write what you know.

Do this and let me know what you got by leaving your comments below.


Yusuff Busayo is a Writer, Blogger,
Enterpreneur, and Speaker who’s got
unflinching love for books and book-making.
Here, I blog about Writing, Creativity, and
Making Impact.



  1. An awesome way to encourage…but the amusing thing about the world today is that people do not cherish their books anymore. Picking a book to read in this generation is rather occupied with face booking,twitter,instagram,e.t.c. In fact if you’re not a part of these and more, you are out of the league. In essence, all am trying to say is ..I love writing. it soothes my body and soul. Now, I have got the words and my assumption is that there is someone out there who will like to feel the way I do but am discouraged to put my words on paper. To me, books are more valuable than the internet. The generation is weak.


    1. Thanks for the word,Uvie. And, of course, it’s okay to be sad about this, but don’t let that turn you off from creating words. If you’ve the got the message you’re sure folks need to hear, be BOLD to share it. Joining forces, we can defeat the ‘demon’ that’s taunting our dear craft…For help, I suggest you read this to get you started: Stop Being Afraid….And Write.


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