Getting things right is great. Getting things done well is even better. Perfection is absolutely phenomenal! However I used to be a perfectionist and it also stopped me from taking action for the fear that it would not be perfect. Sometimes we have dreams , visions and goals. We have plans and projects we want to start but because the first time may not result in a perfect product we put it off. We meet someone of the opposite sex but because they are not fit into the tick box fairytale criteria we created, we reject them. I few years ago I noticed that my strive for perfection paralysed my life and my growth by making me inanimate. I did not do anything unless I was absolutely sure that I would get perfection.
Now do not get me wrong, it is great to aim high. However aiming high and only settling for perfection are two very different things. The perfectionist believes that the only result other than perfection is failure, whereas the person who aims high understand that all things have room for improvement and any result always has something good that can be celebrated.
Writing my first book I learned that it was more important to take action as opposed to dreaming and lusting after perfection. I now believe that nothing is every truly perfect and one of the joys of life is being able to aim higher and do better. To think that there is no room for improvement is a dangerous place to be.
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