Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beautiful One Day Perfect the Next

"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety." 
~ Abraham Maslow

Breakfast at Bra Beach

Lunch at the Parliament House with the TPB 

Dinner with Dr Cope goddaughter Turet -  Knuefermann and creative character Danilo David
Between Turet and Danilo  they speak nine languages ...
Tactics are sexy. It’s inspiring and fun to whip out some sweet new technique that will rock your marketing, shake up the industry and blow away the competition. But for most entrepreneurs, business success is not born from tactics. It’s born from those subtle, below-the-surface mental shifts. And shifts take time.
Related: 5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch
Your Secret Mental Weapon: 'Don't Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good' 

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I was inspired by an observation by Voltaire to make my resolution, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” In other words, instead of pushing yourself to an impossible “perfect,” and therefore getting nowhere, accept “good.” Many things worth doing are worth doing badly Don’t Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of The Good

Pursue excellence, not perfection – There’s a vast difference if you’re able to frame the endeavor this way.  Excellence is attainable, perfection isn’t.  Excellence is an admirable goal, perfection a potentially destructive one. As the definition in Psychology Today notes, perfectionists view life “as an endless report card on accomplishments.”
As above image notes, Voltaire was the great thinker responsible for the observation, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”

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