Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”
"I am jealous of those who think more deeply, who write better, who draw better, who look better, who live better, who love better than I."
— Sylvia Plath (via petrichour)
"I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me."
— Sylvia Plath (via c-isnenegro)
To the quiet ones:
You’re the observers in this life, there is no requirement for it to be explained with words, you just understand. As if you’re sitting on an old brick wall, watching others go through the motions of this life. All of them experiencing their own individual realities, depending on their personal perception. You might be hushed, and some others will not be able to comprehend as to why. Perhaps deeming you detached, vacant and “in the clouds.” Little do they know there is thunder inside of you, a universe of depth, all locked up by a door, and few who own a key. Some, however, will be able to see this inner world within you, like staring through glass, and those are the souls worth seeking.
If you ever feel disheartened in a rowdy place, surrounded by people, and you find yourself wordless, remember you are the most silent of strengths. We need more meaningful thoughts in this world than waggling, impulsive tongues. I admire this about you, and you should feel confident in your quiet power, it’s a gift."