As a creator, when I consume content created by creators I admire, I feel creatively stimulated and pushed to better my own content. It gets my creative juices flowing, and leaves me with a list of new ideas to work on.
Sounds healthy enough, right?
So far, it is.
However, it becomes a problem when “that’s some quality content and I feel inspired by it” turns into “if my content isn’t as good as that, it’s not worth making”. As a result of setting the bar too high, you end up in a vicious cycle instead of feeling inspired to create—the cycle of the 3 P’s, namely: perfectionism, procrastination, and paralysis.