NaNoWroMo Psychotherapy Session #18…Defining Failure

Posted: November 28, 2011 in NaNoWriMo
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Are you thinking:

There’s only a few days left. I didn’t accomplish anywhere near my goal.

Are you like the guy who does P90x for 89 days and feels like a loser? The guy who doesn’t drink 364 days and takes one drink and immediately labels himself an incurable alcoholic?

All or nothing thinking, perfectionism–whatever you call it –not because we’re not being kind to ourselves but because it is self-defeating.

The point of NaNoWriMo is to jumpstart you and to get you started. Developing a demanding all-or-nothing attitude isn’t the point. Stay disciplined, don’t goof off and avoid excuses but when fallibility gets in the way don’t use it as an excuse to quit.

Got it? Good. Ass on chair, fingers on keyboard. Type!

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