"Perfect is the enemy of good."
Well, to be precise - Voltaire was quoted saying "Best is the enemy of the good" back in 1770, but the modern take on his quote resonates with me more. I've also heard the version "perfect is the enemy of DONE" and that also resonates.
While society judges our imperfections on a daily basis - be it with our lack of 'perfect' achievement or achieving 'perfect' standard of beauty, we tend to be crippled with the notion of those very big shoes to fill. So crippled - that we may not do anything at all. Not finish that memoir we dreamt years of writing, not go after the job we actually want to take on because it pays less or whatnot, or not marry our love of our life because society has seemed a different match for us as the 'perfect' match.
PERFECT is an illusion. An unattainable reach. An impossible non-existent goal. Anything that absolute is a red flag. The reddest.
So F**K PERFECT! F**K IT!
Go DO THE THING! Life is short. It's fickle. It's temporary af.
Go after GOOD.
Or better yet - go after DONE.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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