You Need Not Be Perfect to Be Able to Create a Perfect Life
We live here and now. All we have is this moment – the past has already gone, and the future is yet to come. Tomorrow is a great unknown, why waste time and energy worrying about it.
The way to lay solid foundations for a fruitful future is to make the best of the moment you have now.
The secret of making every moment worth living is to always strive for Excellence.
Excellence = doing your best, NOW!
Strive to be excellent at any given moment. You need not BE the best, but you should TRY your best – in every situation. Put honest effort in what you are doing, and although the result will not always be the most satisfying, in your heart, you will be at peace knowing that you gave your best considering your current skills, knowledge and circumstances. Nobody is perfect, why should you be, but with hard work, every day you will get one step closer to becoming the better version of you.
During your search for Excellence, you will discover many areas where you need to improve. Do not be scared, disappointed or angry with yourself, but instead be grateful for your insights. When you become aware of a problem, you are already half way to reaching the solution.
If you live your life searching for Excellence, people will recognise and appreciate your efforts. This is how you earn people’s respect and trust.
Try to be an excellent partner, parent, friend, child or brother… This is how you earn love and devotion.
Yes, it is hard and, guess what – you will never reach perfection – but at least you will know that you have done your best to create a better life for yourself and those around you.
THINKING EXERCISE THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF
Imagine that you are entering a room full of people. There is your family, your friends, colleagues, your neighbours, your ex-boyfriends/girlfriends. As you are walking towards the other end of the room, you realise that they are all attending your funeral.
Think about what would you like each one of them to say about your life when saying goodbye to you.
Now try to live according to that vision of your better self.
(This exercise is taken over from the book The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber)
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