Published: Written in Horley, UK

A little perspective at just the right time

I was beginning to think my days in the web designery & developery industry were numbered.

I was feeling completely overwhelmed. You see, I’m one of those that has the propensity to lose perspective if I don’t regularly take a step back and look at the bigger picture. I’m a very detailed person with a fairly substantial dose of perfectionism chucked in. This, for all its pros, can prove to be a double-edged sword as well if I’m not careful.

That’s why it was a moment of sanity for me when I read Andrew Clarke’s article — “It’s 2014. Web Design Isn’t Dead” — which was a follow-on from Jeffrey Zeldman’s article. They’re both worth a read if you’re anything like me and need a little perspective from time to time.

At its root, perfectionism isn't really about a deep love of being meticulous. It's about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.

— Michael Law

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