I have been reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert and she quotes General Patton in one of the chapters … very, very fitting I might add.
If you start something finish it — too much goes undone, unfinished in this life. Do you want to be one to add to the wreckage? Can your soul, your consciousness be ok with the unfinished work cluttering your mind, your desk?
Will you be ready to leave this world with the piles of an unfinished life?
If you say you are going to do something do it — we all know the type, we might even be one of them, but we have all been there – in a situation where someone (or ourselves) says they are going to do something…and then they don’t. It’s soul crushing.
Another quote from Ms. Gilbert is, “Done is better than good.”
I agree whole-heartedly — and man can I say that this last chapter certainly opened my eyes to what I have been doing and the unruly expectations I had been holding myself accountable for (and how badly I had been making myself feel about it not being perfect).
Perfection is unattainable = we all need that reminder from time to time (maybe even on a daily basis).
Let go of the need of perfection, cease telling yourself its (you) not good enough — IT IS GOOD ENOUGH. YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH. IT’S AMAZING.
No matter what you set out to do, no one can do it the way you can.
Dream. Create. Succeed.