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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
-- Henry David Thoreau
 

 

Friday, October 29, 2021

Committed and realistic

Just because someone makes a mistake does not render that person worthless. Just because a certain perspective has some flaws is not a reason to reject it out of hand.

Perfection is a worthy goal but not a very practical standard. If you dismiss everything that’s not pure and perfect, you won’t be left with much.

Rather than holding out for what is flawless, go with whatever option has the fewest flaws. Then continue working to improve it.

Embrace what works and then work with it. As you do, as you learn from experience, you’ll discover ways to make it work better.

Expect the best. Yet be willing to tolerate and adjust for the inevitable flaws and errors that arise on the way to achieving the best.

Stay true to your purpose, to your high standards, while cutting yourself and others some slack. Be fully committed to excellence and ardently realistic about getting there.

— Ralph Marston

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