Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good Enough

I’ve been having some mental arguments with myself over “good enough” lately. I keep stressing myself out trying to get things “right” or “perfect” and it’s just not worth it.

My apartment is clean enough. You might not be able to eat off the floors, but seriously, who does that?

My homework is good enough. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever put together, but it’s one assignment for one class for a degree that I’ve basically got in the bag.

My plans are good enough. I feel bad that I don’t get to see everyone I’d like to see on my visits home, and I should always stay longer but the truth is, I can’t. I have a life here to attend to, I make my plans known far enough in advance for people to make arrangements to see me, and frankly, if they can’t do that AND they don’t ever come to visit me, *I* shouldn’t be the one feeling bad about never seeing them.

There’s more. I just want to remind myself that perfection isn’t a destination to head towards—the journey is what matters.

3 comments:

  1. I remember hearing about this on Oprah a long time ago. Instead of shooting for perfection and complete satisfaction going for good enough is a good way to give us a break from our own astronomical expectations.

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  2. Great post! A good reminder that I needed to hear! Thank you! :)

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  3. I feel this way a lot too. You can only do the best you can do. And that should be enough. Or at least that's what I try to remind myself.

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