Perfection is an interesting topic to talk about. It often conotes the attribute of flawlessness and a state of the highest attainable standard.
It is almost a sacred word when used with sincerity, so it is not uncommon to hear the a statement like “none is perfect except God.” Because deep inside each of us, we recognise the flaws we carry.
However, as we may have observed in life, it often helps to set our focus and desires towards what is ‘ideal’ not necessarily what is practical. This is often not common sense.
Common sense often requires that you focus on what is practical and ‘realistic’. But I dare say that realistic thinking is the root of most limiting beliefs.
Think about it for a minute.
If the Wright Brothers were being ‘realistic’ in their thinking, they may never have built the first air plane.
What they did was to IMAGINE an IDEAL that they desired and (looking beyond the current ‘reality’) went ahead to create something close to it.
The first air plane they built wasn’t really the best possible as there have been massive improvements ever since. But they created a new reality by looking beyond a prevailing reality.
Aim for perfection, but never make it a requirement.
Strive to be perfect, but don’t make it your goal to be achieved.
Instead, let it be like the motivational carrot before the eyes of the camel. – a goal to keep pursuing.
Set ‘PERFECTION’ before you and keep walking towards it. And in the process, even if you never become ‘PERFECT’ you would have been ‘perfecting’ yourself in the process. It’s the principles of ‘kaizen’ – (a Japanese word) or what Anthony Robins calls ‘Continuous And Never-ending Improvements’ (CANi)
So what is your dream State and Status with respect to your Health, Finances, Academics, Spirituality, Relationship or Marriage, etc? What is your IDEAL PICTURE?
Start pursuing it and don’t be intimidated by ‘perfection’. Embrace Perfecting.
Please leave me a comment and share your thoughts with me on this. God bless you.