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Daily Dose of Inspiration – Perfection

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.
— Leonard Cohen

It’s easy to get swept up by the fear that we just aren’t enough. We think we aren’t pretty enough, smart enough, tall enough or thin enough. For example, when we feel we aren’t enough physically, we’re compelled to diet, exercise, wax, pluck and tuck in an attempt to achieve the “perfect” look. Somewhere along the line we’ve equated the perfect butt with the perfect life. But then we go overboard with the zest to achieve the perfection which most of the time end up in depression because everyone is made differently and unique in their own way. 

So, then what is perfection?

There is the old saying, “practice makes perfect,” but I’d like to tweak that a little bit. I think practice makes progress. I believe we are all striving everyday towards an ideal, and realistically we may never reach that perfect moment, but that’s not what life is about. Life is about that journey of The Practice. Life is about practice, patience, and progress. Perfection is subjective. 

Human perfection isn’t a dream, it’s a nightmare.

If your reason to achieve perfection is to get recognition from others then you are on a wrong path. If your reason to achieve perfection is to be better at something than what you were yesterday, then May the Perfection Be Yours! Have a go and next time you’re chasing perfection, take a step back, realize that you’re already perfect and sit back and enjoy the relaxed feeling of being content with where you’re at.

26 replies »

  1. I will let you in on a secret. I am a person of deep emotion.

    Having read your Inspiring article, I decided to see how to see how it could be tailored to my present day. I feel I’m striving to create harmony around me, by finding ways to manage others’ feelings. If I give it further thought, I realize that they are going to run where they may, and sometimes when I try to fix things, they just get worse. I am having a challenge working through this, but will be a good puzzle for the day.

    Thanks Once Again!

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  2. Love the tweaking of the old saying…….”Practice makes progress”! We are humans, and we will always be imperfect, it’s the acceptance of this, and the striving to be the best we can be is what I think of when I awake each morning.


  3. Oh my! What a gift to choose the exact words to picture perfectly a situation, a state and a condition…
    Progressing without stressing about achievements is definitely the key… and when we finally acknowledge that.., well… guess what? We realise we need nothing else… and we’re etymologically “perfect”…

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  4. Empress2inspire -Thank you for liking posts on my blog 🙂
    I really enjoyed reading this post about perfection.
    It’s wonderful how you write about perfection and your intake on it. You’re right, it is a nightmare.
    I have a post coming up about perfectionism I hope you’ll enjoy.
    Would love your feedback!
    Learn with Meraki (BeingOT blogger)

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  5. Thank you for being neighbourly and liking my blog post about never being too late to have a writing career – good to see that your blog is also out to inspire people – people don’t get enough of that, nowadays!

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