A couple of useful quotes:
"We fear disturbance, change, fear to
bring to light and to talk about what is painful. Suffering often feels
like failure, but it is actually the door into growth. And growth does
not cease to be painful at any age."
--May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude
if you spent most of the morning reading Twitter and then scribbling
weird, indecipherable notes to yourself on your arm then you are
probably on the right track to becoming a successful artist. Or to being
homeless. Those things aren't mutually exclusive."
--Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy
And Becky Ramsey has a great blog on the perils of perfectionism.