Perfect is overrated

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

These days are the days of hurry, urgent, instantaneous. We all want what we want right now. But how much can we actually achieve in a hurry and without effort? I’m totally guilty of impatience and it’s hard for me to admit that getting what you want takes time. One reason for that was that I always had in the back of my mind that my life had to be perfect, that I needed to have exactly what I wanted in order to be happy. But that’s obviously impossible. Life is never going to be perfect. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be amazing.

Each day I’m learning to appreciate the present and accept my current situation. I have a goal and I want to achieve it but I learned to enjoy the journey. Many experiences in my life were not part of my goal but they are still great memories and some taught me important things. I never planned to work at at a club, Hard Rock Café and as a bartender. I never planned to live in hostels, dirty houses and with weird housemates. However, these were all experiences I had in my life and they made good stories and are now remembered as fun times. They were not specific situations that made me achieve my goals but they were still part of it. I had to work and live at these places to get my life started in Europe and sometimes to be able to get closer to what I wanted. I lived in a dirty house with weird housemates while I took the course that enabled me to be a teacher right now.

One step at time and working hard you can get closer and closer to the life you want. But still not perfect because perfect is overrated.

 

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3 thoughts on “Perfect is overrated

  1. Isn’t it? I’m trying To see the good side in everything, and stop focusing on the bad one. Also, reminding ourselves of what we have and achieved si also a Huge deal To appreciate our life as it is.
    If everything was perfect, how boring would our lives be?

  2. Exactly! I agree with both of you, and with your text generally, Lou! Let´s always remember that card that you´ve already posted here: “Someday you´ll miss today.”

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