Progress or Perfection ?

Beep… Beep…

It was my mobile. I received a text from one of my friends who was struggling with her work life.

She wants to become a poet, but unfortunately, is caught up in the middle of a tug of war between survival and passion.

I advised her to start working on her Instagram page and be consistent with her post so that she can get a good reach for her poetry. Then she said something that made me re-think my advice. She said, “You know I don’t post something until I am satisfied with it”.

Shooting for perfection can’t be wrong.

Can it?

In this journey to success, we will always find ourselves standing on a crossroad, where one side is where we came from, the second is where we intend to go, the third is like a promising diversion, and the fourth, the exit point. We will always be in a state, where the next stage will be in our view and we will see that we still have a long way to go, i.e, we are not yet perfect.

Cross road of life

Is the state of perfection real or just bait for progress?

In my opinion, it is very important to keep perfection in mind. But it is also important to appreciate and showcase one’s progress. It helps us and other people in different ways:

  1. It will help us in keeping a track of our progress.
  2. It motivates us and helps in gaining more confidence.
  3. Our journey from nothing to success has the potential to motivate somebody else who is in dire need of it.

Perfection attracts eyes, but progress generates hope in those eyes, which is one way of service to humanity. If only we could see the number of obstacles our role model has seen and overcome, our approach towards the obstacles in our lives will change forever.

What are your views on this?

Let me know.

Published by Sruti Shivakumar

An architect from India on a journey of self exploration

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