Tackling Creative Perfectionism: 7 Challenges to Address Roadblocks

Ohn Mar Win, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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22 Lessons (2h 10m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:22
    • 2. What is Perfectionism

      3:37
    • 3. My Perfectionist Story and Disclaimer

      4:27
    • 4. Who This Class is For

      2:25
    • 5. Fear and Comfort Zones

      3:02
    • 6. Roadblock 1 - Procrastination

      5:29
    • 7. Roadblock 2 - Unrealistic Expectations

      10:07
    • 8. Roadblock 3 - Fear of Failure or Making Mistakes

      8:51
    • 9. Roadblock 4 - Fear of Judgement or Criticism

      6:33
    • 10. Roadblock 5 - Controlling Outcomes or Avoiding Uncertainty

      5:43
    • 11. Roadblock 6 - Self criticism or the Inner Critic

      7:33
    • 12. Roadblock 7 - Vulnerability

      6:47
    • 13. Alternative - Strive Be a Achiever

      3:03
    • 14. Final Thoughts

      5:50
    • 15. My 7 Day challenge

      2:00
    • 16. Day 1

      11:30
    • 17. Day 2

      7:27
    • 18. Day 3

      4:34
    • 19. Day 4

      8:04
    • 20. Day 5

      8:39
    • 21. Day 6

      6:07
    • 22. Day 7

      7:00
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About This Class

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Hearing your stories as a teacher here on Skillshare and as practicing illustrator and designer I know how perfectionism can impair and trips us up when we’re trying to be creative. As a recovering perfectionist myself I totally understand how some of these issues can be paralysing and disruptive. So I have tried to create a class which has an objective but mindful approach to explore how certain tendencies like fear of failure or being self critical can hamper the creative process.

In this class you will learn how to recognise when one or several perfectionist roadblocks have come into play. By familiarising and applying the importance of learning through repetition as well as from our mistakes, we can address the following roadblocks and gently lean into our fears 

• Procrastination

• Unrealistic Expectations

• Fear of Failure or Making Mistakes

• Fear of Judgement or Criticism and Feedback

• Controlling Outcomes or Avoiding Uncertainty

• Self Criticism  or the Inner Critic

• Vulnerability

Whether you’re a beginner or a experienced creative this class is open to all levels, including those who’d like to better understand how the dynamics of perfectionism impacts on our creativity. I really hope over 7 days we can begin to gently shift our perspective and attitudes through asking key questions to evaluate our creative strengths and progress more effectively. I have provided handy PDFs for the tasks for each day in the Projects Tab

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