Life isn’t about perfection; it’s a practice.
Perfectionism makes you feel stuck, scared to fail— stay imperfect.
And you probably hate that. You want to change, but don’t know how to do it.
Well, stop trying to be perfect and start practicing.
What is practice?
It’s doing something regularly to continue to grow and learn.
That can be in fitness, work, creating, family, speech, play. But, for me, all of life is a practice.
Every day, I’m trying to learn how to develop in all areas of my life. I want to know what I could be doing better.
You can, too.
Getting better is one of the main purposes of life.
And at the core of practice is just that: improvement.
I can always be a better husband, father, business partner, businessman, entrepreneur, writer, thinker, person.
If I always tried to be perfect even in one of those areas, I would get so discouraged that I would want to quit.
And therein lies the problem, you see. Perfection doesn’t motivate. It forces us to see what we can’t reach.
But with practice, it’s incremental. It’s day-to-day.
By making small daily improvements that are almost imperceptable at the moment you’ll be transformed after months and years.
You see, it’s not about being perfect, it’s about progressing.
Perfection accentuates the fact that you aren’t perfect. But practice focuses on the act and improving.
So don’t worry about being perfect. That’s a waste of time, life.
Live in practice.
And live better.
I need to hear this every day