I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t think it exists. The pursuit of perfection is an inevitable let down. What I do believe exists is greatness. I think you can be great at something, you can achieve greatness. To me greatness is the pinnacle, not perfection. In my opinion greatness requires commitment to a craft. Whatever it is that you love – are you committed? If shit aint going right, are you still showing up? If you are not seeing the results you want as quickly as you want, will you be there the next day? The ride to the top is an investment of your energy. Do you really want it?
You might try to be the perfect husband, perfect son, perfect student, have a perfect body, but I have to say that is a juggling act just waiting to go wrong. You will inevitably disappoint someone and perhaps one of those people might be yourself. I look around and I am amazed at life, what our bodies allow us to do, nature, the universe… but we have flaws. Shit goes wrong. Things blow up, people fall off cliffs accidentally, I make spelling and grammar mistakes daily.
When I was younger things needed to be perfect. My room had to be perfect. Everything had to be in its place. I look back on that and it makes me want to vomit. To be honest I am very different now. I am living in an RV, traveling around the states. Life is not perfect; tires need to be replaced, leaks occur, the dishes are overflowing, plans change and so on. Life feels more real when perfection is taken out of the equation.
Let me paint a picture for you, a perfect picture: you can’t be happy unless you have “x.” ‘X’ could be anything. Maybe it’s a mansion, a sports car, a degree, an award, whatever. We can choose happiness now. The sports car may never happen or if it does, that might be a long time to wait to be happy. It’s a prefect picture. It aint real. You can be happy now despite the shit show you might be in and you can be happy pursuing whatever goals you have. It’s a shift in perspective 🙂
Find Your Freedom,
4/8/19 | AZ