When is Good Enough Good Enough?
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Here’s what we’re covering this week: When is good enough good enough?
Alright, let’s get to it!
Lesson of the Week
If I’m being honest, one thing I’ve recently struggled with is the idea of being good enough.
For some reason, it’s been an insecurity of mine recently.
I’m afraid I’m not good enough to run my own successful business. I’m afraid I’m not good enough for those I care about. I’m afraid I’m not strong enough. Not fast enough. Not smart enough.
The list could go on and on and on…
Maybe it’s just a part of growing up and dealing with imposter syndrome. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist.
I have all these unrealistically high expectations for myself. So whenever I’m not perfect at something every single time, I beat myself up over it.
I know, I know I’m trying to get better at it.
So one question I’ve been asking myself lately is this: When is good enough good enough?
Because the thing is, if you’re anything like me you always want to be good at everything. You never settle for “good enough” because you want to be just that much better. That much more perfect.
But the reality is… perfection doesn’t exist, no matter how much you want it to.
So instead of striving for perfection, strive for progress.
Because getting 1% better everyday won’t make things perfect. But it’s enough to get you to where you want to be in life… one step, one small change, one improvement at a time.
And sometimes, that’s more than enough.
Just remember… you are Kenough (iykyk).
Quote of the Week
Resource of the Week
You ever used perfectionism as a form of procrastination?
Yeah, me too (all the time).
Here’s a great read on how to focus on your progress and stop beating yourself up over trying to be perfect.
Question of the Week
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Never stop dreaming 🤙🏼