In our last +1, we talked about How to Be Perfect.
Can you hear the philosophical laugh track? (lol)
So, ahem. Yah.
Let’s talk about that some more.
In a recent chat with my Yoda, this subject came up.
You know what he told me?
He told me to, and I quote: “Hold perfection in contempt.”
I actually just got up and went to my closet to find my notes from that session.
Monday, January 13th, 2020. 3:00 PM Pacific.
I wrote: “Perfectionism vs. Growth.”
“Hold perfection in contempt. It’s an inferior use of Life Force.”
Next to which I wrote, “Tony—lowest standard” as a reminder of the fact that Tony Robbins says that perfection is THE LOWEST POSSIBLE STANDARD we can hold for ourselves.
Because it’s ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to attain.
Therefore, we need to hold perfection in contempt.
And go for GROWTH.
Let’s define winning as being in the game—doing our best. (ESPECIALLY when we feel like 💩.) (Hah.)
That’s Today’s +1.
Let’s follow Tal Ben-Shahar’s wisdom from The Pursuit of Perfect (that we talk about a lot in Conquering Perfectionism 101) as we embrace the constraints of reality and become OPTIMALISTS—striving to do our best while KNOWING that our ideals are more like GUIDING STARS than DISTANT SHORES.
Here’s to happy rowing, my friend.
One imperfectly perfect oar-stroke at a time.