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Cubicle Buddha

Great article. I really enjoyed it — especially the pragmatism of “a time and a place.” By the way, I also struggle with perfectionism as procrastination. I have an article coming up in my queue about it.

Here’s a sampling:
“Every one of us has the tendency to run. We have run all of our lives, and we continue to run into the future where we think that some happiness may be waiting.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Ashlee (she/her) Author

Awesome! I'm following you now so I can be sure to see it. Now I really need to find the post I've read about perfectionism/procrastination. It's a fascinating concept.

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Cubicle Buddha

Yes, I’d love to read that article if you can find it. I have a couple of references in my article because I always like having citations. But yea, perfectionism is probably pretty common in our industry since we’re asked to “make it always work.” That’s why I’m so fascinated by trying to fail as a way of learning. :) “Failing fast” is basically the core of mindfulness and engineering (as far as I can tell). I see you’re a lover of learning too! So I’m excited to follow back and to read your future writings. :)

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Ashlee (she/her) Author

I want to read more about this "failing fast" thing! My life changed when my therapist told me about mindfulness about 3 years ago, so I'm especially interested now.

Here's a link. It's not exactly what I saw before, but I think it does a pretty good job of explaining the concepts. What I saw before must have been a tumblr screenshot or somthing.