Sunday, July 22, 2012

Leave perfection behind

One of the most productive things that I've done for myself was to leave perfection behind.  I still strive for quality and excellence, but I no longer strive for perfection.  For example, when I discovered a new way of taking notes, I would go back to previous notes and convert them to my "new" way rather than moving forward from that point on - I was always trying to reach back and perfect the past.  I recognize this compulsion and I'm working toward eliminating it.

Perfection is rarely achieved; however, when it is, it generally arrives as a surprising confluence of events and circumstances.  That perfect meal, that perfect speech, that perfect moment...

Let the journey be the journey; don't try to perfect the past, present, or future, but instead seek to progress and evolve naturally.

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