One more excerpt from Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart’s I Wasn’t Dead When I Wrote This:
When I was a kid, and I baked cookies with my mom, we always seemed to burn the last batch. Not on purpose, but just because it signaled the end of the cooking and the beginning of the cleaning up. We started to focus on washing the other baking pans, cleaning up the crumbs, getting out the cookie tins, washing up the measuring cups and spoons, and all of a sudden, we’d smell the last batch starting to burn, and we’d laugh because this seemed to be the pattern we kept repeating.
“Oh well,” my mom would say, “Things don’t have to be perfect in order to be wonderful.”
My mom and I would laugh about two sayings that truly balance each other out.
1. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Of course. Don’t start vast projects with only half-vast ideas. Think about it. Know your situation. Bring in the experts. Talk with your peers. Consider your options. Weigh the pros and cons. Think about the consequences. Choose your solution wisely. Plan well. Follow through. Be thorough.
2. Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. However, if you are going to wait for things to be perfect, you’ll never get anything done at all.
DON’T WAIT FOR PERFECTION; WONDERFUL IS GOOD ENOUGH.
Now enjoy our Friday reflection video. What words of wisdom would you pass on to a younger person today?