The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic and a terrible waste of time. – Edwin Bliss
We live in a society that thrives on perfection. We must have the perfect clothes, careers, houses, cars, spouses, children, friends, etc. The pursuit of perfection stifles us and we wind up exhausted.
Instead, let us pursue excellence.
Let us try new things, help others and strive to be the best we can be. This is healthy and eternal. It is not about competing with the Jones so to speak. It's about unleashing our dreams and achieving what we thought was impossible.
If you had come up to me six years ago and told me I would be a published author with five books up for sale, I would've laughed and called you crazy. Yet here I am, achieving a lifelong dream.
Anything is possible and the world is just waiting for you to pursue your dreams!!!
Here's a fun mental exercise:
Take a pen and paper numbering from one to five. Ask yourself, "If I didn't have to be perfect I'd do..." and write down your answers. When you are finished, look at what you wrote down. This is the first step to achieving your dreams. I think you'll be surprised at what you wrote down.
The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and the pursuit of perfection is a waste of time.
Discard perfection for excellence and spread your wings.
Note: Inspirational Thoughts are going on hiatus starting Monday through April 30 to make way for Spring Break Bookapalooza. It will return on May 1.