Perfection is Overated

I consider this picture as a perfect example of an eclipse. Setting myself up to  expect to get a perfect picture, a perfect result, or a perfect  experiment is overrated. The expectation of perfection will eventually lead to disappointment. No one can be be perfect all the time.

I will share a personal example. My parents were polar opposites. I would bring home a paper from school and my mom would say “You got 8 right. I am glad you did your homework.”  My Dad would say “You need to do more studying, you missed two.”

Some children may have been motivated by either statement. I was not. I refused to talk to my father about school and paper work by the time I got to 2nd grade. My Mom, I would make home-made cards. My father got ones that were purchased and put in a typewriter to type out my name.

My fathers goal was perfection and my mothers goal was do your best.

In my world I find myself using the word perfect with my grandchildren all the time. “That was a perfect game, we laughed and everyone had a good time.”

Every time I get a big hug and a smile, “Thanks my heart feels loved and perfect right now.”

Yesterday I walked into the room of my youngest grandson. It look like a tornado hit. He beamed “Would you like to help me clean up my perfect storm?”

  • Do you often use the word perfect?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have high expectaions for yourself and others?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by Ghostwriter



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