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Self-trust is the first secret to success.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, November 8, 2010

Getting it perfect

There is often great beauty to be found in imperfection. No tree is perfectly straight, no mountain peak perfectly symmetrical, and yet the world is filled with beautiful mountains, trees and other magnificently imperfect things.

When a friend is hurting, you don’t have to put together the perfect combination of words to let that person know you care. All you must do is speak from the heart.

When there is a challenge facing you, it’s not necessary to come up with a perfect solution. Effective, focused, appropriate action will do just as well.

It’s fine for perfection to be your goal. Just don’t let the lack of perfection be an excuse for doing nothing.

There are countless good and valuable things in life that are far short of perfect. In fact, if everything were always perfect, life would not be nearly so interesting.

Certainly you always want to do your best. Just make sure that getting it done takes priority over getting it perfect.

— Ralph Marston

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