“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
What could be more powerful and mesmerizing than the idea of perfection? Perfection is an idea in itself and depends upon the perception of an individual. Some people may suggest that if perfection is never attainable, why should one even strive for it? Because perfection acts as the guiding light that allows you to stay focused on your path and achieve your goals.
If perfection is your ultimate aim, you are likely to remain focused and motivated all the way along the journey. You will measure your outcomes by the barometer of perfection and continually move forward on the path of perfection. Every step you take will bring you closer to your ultimate goal of self-actualization. Perfection will not be achieved, but you will continually become the best version of yourself.
Idea of Perfection: How to become your best self
The idea is to continually reduce the margin between your idea of a perfection and your reality. Here we provide some tips that can bring you closer to your version of perfection. These are applicable to Yourself, Your Profession, Your Business, and Your Art.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Visualize the best of yourself, your product, and your business. For a business, it might be the right approach to brainstorm ideas with a team. Make sure to avoid limitations. Avoid judgments and criticism in the initial stages of brainstorming. The loftier the ideal, the more inspiring it will be to pursue. Look for that one spark of brilliance among all the ideas and give your focus to it.
Refine Your Ideas
A diamond is a piece of coal that survived extreme pressure to sparkle amidst darkness. There is no end to the path of perfection. The secret is to work continuously towards it. As you move closer to one goal, continue to visualize the goals on the horizon. Test your assumptions and refine your ideas throughout the process.
Develop and Implement
Once you have visualized what perfection looks like to you, it is time to put your imagination to work. Put your ideas in motion by creating what you set out to do. Don’t be afraid to receive feedback, and don’t be afraid to fail at first. This is part of the journey.
“When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target.”
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