Perfection is Overrated

Earlier this week a blog post I read on Money Crush really resonated with me.  The blog post can be found here:  Perfection is Overrated.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Why perfection is overrated

Believing that you have to do things exactly right before you give something a try can leave you afraid to even get started. Or if you do get started, it can cause you to become discouraged and give up when things don’t go perfectly — meaning that you don’t actually complete anything.
Either way, you’re paralyzed. You put off your dreams — or even basic things that could help you live a better life — because you’re stuck believing perfection is important.
Guess what? It’s not. Usually, good enough is good enough. 

We all should keep this in mind.  Don't let the desire for perfection keep us from doing things or stop us when things don't go exactly as planned.

Sometimes I am disappointed that I don't have one thing that I'm really good at.  But then I remember that even though I may not excel at any one particular thing, I'm typically able to do just about anything I try (barring differential equations when I was in college - I dropped that class after making a 40 something on the first test and realizing there was realistically no way I could pass).  I may not be the best at it, but I can get it done.  I guess I'm more of a jack of all trades, master of none.  And I'm learning to be OK with that.


  1. That is so true. Often I beat myself up mentally when something I am painting or drawing isn't exactly the way I want it. But I'll go back a couple of days later and really like it. I bet you are good at lots of things you do and you are right, perfection is overrated.
    Lynne x


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