Alternate Title: For all you worrywarts out there, I hope you learn how to be okay even if some of your ducks need work
People are natural hypocrites. Our beliefs, emotions, and actions contradict one another regularly. Yet, many religions and philosophies encourage us to endlessly pursue some perfect ideal.
Probably because it helps to maintain societal order if we think our lives aren’t good enough and that we need something or someone to save us…
So, for all of you that find yourselves overwhelmed by life or holding back because things aren’t perfect yet, remember this: perfection is often an extreme goal. And rarely is it obtainable.
Ducks will be ducks
Now, I’m not saying you should “aim for the lowest-hanging fruit,” or abandon any desire for self-improvement. Rather, I want to remind people (and myself) that there is such a thing as “good enough.”
Again, no one is perfect. We all have our quirks and weaknesses. Even the people you imagine as larger-than-life and infallible are predisposed to screw up at some point. I mean, that’s just life and the natural way of things.
But, what about…
I think I know where you’re going with that thought. And sure, some of us are more consistent than others. After all, there’s always someone who manages to break away from the mold. But regardless, we all have our inconsistencies that get in the way of perfection. Because in the grand scheme of things, perfection doesn’t really exist.
And that’s okay.
Because you don’t need to be perfect to have a good life. Nor do you need it to start whatever project is on your mind. Or to consider yourself a worthwhile person.
Our world is a crazy place. And so is life. So rather than stress out or even beat yourself up chasing the impossible, learn to enjoy “good enough.”
Stop endlessly fussing about perfection and having all your ducks in a row. Because to be honest, everyone is a work-in-progress.