June 18, 2023

Perfection the Un-Live-Able Goal

By Beach Blossom Studio
Perfection the Un-Live-Able Goal

When we have a thought or idea that we want to do or get across, we have to communicate with other people. Many do not get past this stage of wanting to, for they decide to wait until everything is perfect before they tell anyone or do anything.

I've heard people say they'll start when they have more money, time, to study and practice, when their children are older, and so on. The problem is that there is no such thing as a perfect time. The greatest moment to begin is right now. Yes, you may need to be selective about who you speak with at first since there are people out there who may try to stop you or shut you down. However, I've discovered that most people are held back by their worries and the drive for perfection.

Failing the Way to the Top

I was talking to this lady who wanted to go to a job interview. She had spoken to her sister about the interview. Her sister replied, "Make sure you do the interview perfectly because in this city people know each other, and if you blow it, you can kiss your career goodbye".

WOW, no pressure there. Going into an interview with that in your mind is a good way to blow it. You will probably be terrified, which can cause the mistakes you are trying to prevent. What you need is encouragement and just to do your best. The world does not end with a bad interview.

Reality is much brighter when you look at the most successful people out there. They repeatedly said that they failed their way to the top, that they learned from their mistakes, and went on. There are millionaires that lost everything, brushed themselves off, and then created more millions. They talked to people and connected with them. They moved forward before everything was “perfect”. They started before they were ready. They took action before all the pieces were perfectly in place. 

Learning by Communication

We are not born with all knowledge of all things. We are not robots, calculating our every move. We are human beings that learn from what we do. We discover by how we interact. We learn when we communicate our thoughts and ideas. Are there naysayers out there? Yes, run from them. Find the ones who are looking forward to hearing from you and wish to encourage you. You will always learn more and communicate more with positive and encouraging people.

By embracing a positive and encouraging network, we foster an atmosphere that nurtures our intellectual and personal development. The exchange of ideas with like-minded individuals not only enhances our knowledge but also strengthens our communication skills. Engaging with people who genuinely wish to see us succeed ensures that we continuously learn, grow, and evolve.

About Perfection

It is in the trying and being that makes us human. It is the journey, not the end that tells us who we are and what we are made of. Perfection is not a means, it leaves no room for variation, creativity, and understanding of the process. It is through trial and error that we gain knowledge and wisdom. We remember and learn more through our mistakes than by what we do perfectly. For if everything were perfect, done perfectly, there would be no journey, no life, no adventure,...only an end.

The pursuit of perfection can stifle our progress and limit our capacity for learning. It is through trial and error that we gain valuable knowledge and wisdom. Each mistake we make becomes a powerful teacher, illuminating the path forward. By acknowledging and learning from our errors, we cultivate resilience, adaptability, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Our mistakes leave a lasting imprint on our memory, often teaching us more than our successes. They provide us with valuable lessons, highlighting the areas where we can improve and guiding us toward better solutions. Embracing our fallibility and embracing the growth that arises from it allows us to approach challenges with humility, curiosity, and a willingness to explore different avenues.

In a world devoid of imperfections and mistakes, life would lose its sense of adventure and exploration. The journey we undertake, with all its ups and downs, shapes our experiences, defines our character, and gives meaning to our existence. It is in the face of uncertainty, in the pursuit of our goals, and in the exploration of the unknown that we find fulfillment and purpose.

Final Thoughts

So, let us embrace the imperfect nature of our lives and the transformative power of the journey. Let us cherish the process of learning, growing, and evolving, for it is through the continuous exploration of new horizons that we truly thrive. By accepting that perfection is not the destination but rather an inhibiting force, we can unlock our full potential and live a life enriched with experiences, wisdom, and the joy of embracing the unpredictable beauty of the human journey. Remember friends the “Joy is in the Journey”. And JOY is the whole point! 

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