Thursday, July 18, 2024

Progress Over Perfection.

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( Perfection does not exist but progress can make a huge difference for the journey set out in your life.  Small progress can lead to big opportunities you just have to stay consistent in doing the work.  What comes to mind is when people don’t talk about what they are doing or want to start doing because they’d rather show a completed and perfect product, image, service or event.

Trying to make sure something is perfect is actually more work than simply making progress towards something.  Think about the progress you could make in someone’s life hosting a workshop or conference with a budget of $300.  The impact would be far greater with that budget than if you begin ideally waiting on perfection to do a workshop or conference with a $3,000 budget and only two people show up.  Start somewhere small by making progress over perfection.

Perfection means, according to the dictionary, the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects.  There is nothing that you will ever do that will be free from all flaws or defects.  The moment you set out to make progress towards something, obstacles will show up soon after.  Planning an event?  The day of or the day before, something that you once thought was greatly needed, will not be available throwing off your perfection and you still will have a successful event.

No one’s life is perfect.  You can make progress daily to enhance your life but your life will never be perfect.  Look at all of the celebrities who are rich but they suffer from addictions or a close family member of theirs does and it knocks them out of having the perfect life.  Or, the marriage that you see in your neighbor appears to be so perfect in public but the moment they are behind closed doors, they sleep in separate rooms and are not intimate with one another.

Progress means, in the verb aspect of the word, move forward or onward in space or time.  I like this definition because you have several options to help you arrive at your destination than trying to be perfect at something.  Making progress opens up space for you to move about within your own time.  Perfection would have you believing that you must arrive by a certain deadline.

Please don’t stifle the true substance of who you are by trying to be perfect.  Don’t put so much pressure on yourself trying to be perfect when the greater impact would be if you simply made progress.

Staff Writer; Felicia T. Simpson

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