Coaching Tip – Perfect or Best?

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    Do you try to be perfect? Or do you try to be your best?

    If you think about it, there is a vast difference between being perfect and being your best. Perfect infers being faultless or flawless – while best infers being finest or greatest.

    It took me a long time to shift my thinking to realize that perfection isn’t possible. When I try to be perfect, I waste time and get bogged down with paralysis by analysis.

    Instead, striving to be my best keeps me in motion. When I do my best, I am satisfied with my efforts because it is dependent on my own ideals.

    As one of my coaching clients summed it up with this maxim, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is your best.”

    What do you think about “perfect or best”?

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