Monday, May 21, 2007

"It's OK not to be Perfect"

Well, that is what I was told today by a couple wonderful friends.
I don't think of myself as a perfectionist.
Perhaps I am.

"The perfect is the enemy of the good."

(some really old French dude)

The point is more to know when to realize that any additional effort toward improvement would result in a negligible improvement, especially in comparison to the effort required.

In other words, pursuing the "best" solution may end up doing less actual good than accepting a solution that, while not perfect, is effective.

So I am going to chill out a bit.
R-E-L-A-X. Enjoy where I am at
(which is pretty damn good).

On a trip to New Orleans with my mom (my witness),
I was told by a parade participant:

"Oooh, you are perfect!"

WOW! To be actually called "Perfect!"
Of course I play it up to this day.
Besides, I don't have to work at being perfect, I already am.

What is the greatest compliment you have ever received?

1 comment:

Debby said...

When I managed a sales team, the general manager of the office called me the cross between a den mother and a drill sargeant. I love that.