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Good enough is plenty good enoughfor most situations.

If you find yourself striving for perfection and that is slowing you down or preventing you from starting or completing something, here’s a tip.

It can help to remember that perfection is an ideal, and like beauty, it is in the eye of the beholder. Even if you attain perfection, in yur view, there’s no gurantee that others will agree.

If aiming for perfection isn’t a problem for you, then you don’t need to read this post. If it is, you’ll know what I mean. I’m not saying we shouldn’t always do the best we can, or that we should let our standards slip; I’m saying that the expectations we make of ourselves need to be tempered with a realistic and grounded sense of what is acutally required of us.

‘Good enough’ doesn’t have to mean slap-dash or shoddy, it can mean sufficient to do what is required, in a particular situation.

2 Responses to “Perfection Is Not Good Enough”

  1. Another timely message from the Universe via you Barrie, thank you. You always seem to confirm what I’ve just reached a conclusion on.

  2. Thank for your comment Linda. Though… is that a polite way of saying I’m lagging behind?

    Seriously, I really appreciate that you took the time. It’s ironic that whenever I have a slight doubt about a post being good enough to be published, I get positive feedback. Whereas the ones I am more confident about are usually met with complete silence!

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