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Why Progress Is Better Than Perfection: 3 Reasons To Stop Striving For The Impossible


It’s easy to get caught up in the trap of perfectionism. We live in a world that tells us we need to be perfect in order to be successful and happy. But the truth is, perfection is an impossible standard to meet. Not only that, but it’s also not necessary.


In this blog post, we’ll explore why progress is better than perfection. We’ll look at three reasons why you should stop striving for the impossible and start making progress today.



1. Perfection is an impossible standard to meet.

Perfection is an elusive concept. It’s something that’s highly sought after but can never be fully achieved. Anyone who has ever attempted to reach perfection knows just how difficult and painstaking it can be. Not only is it a waste of time and effort, it’s also not feasible. Perfection is simply something that never can be obtained, no matter how hard one tries. This can be highly frustrating since it’s impossible to reach a goal that can’t even be defined. The problem with pursuing perfection is that, because it’s impossible to achieve, it’s also impossible to know when you’ve reached it. You’re not working towards a set goal, but rather an impossible ideal that can never be attained. So, not only is this pursuit futile and potentially demotivating, it also prevents you from being able to measure your success and celebrate your accomplishments.



2. Progress is more attainable and satisfying.

When it comes to achieving success and having a sense of satisfaction, progress is much more attainable than perfection. With progress, there are real, tangible goals that you can set and work towards. Goals that you can measure and know when you’ve achieved them. When you make progress, there’s a clear sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes with it. It’s something that can be celebrated and it will ultimately lead to true success in the end. Progress is also more attainable since it allows for a little bit of wiggle room. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to put in the effort and make continual strides towards your goals. This is much less overwhelming than the expectation of perfection and it makes the process much more enjoyable. Progress is attainable and satisfying, something that perfection can never offer.



3. You can learn and grow from your mistakes.



One of the biggest reasons why progress is better than perfection is that it allows for the acceptance of mistakes. When you’re striving for perfection, any minor mistake is seen as a failure and can be extremely disheartening. With progress, you learn to accept that mistakes are part of the process and you use them as an opportunity to grow and improve. Progress doesn’t require perfection, it just requires dedication and effort. When you focus on making progress, you’re more likely to learn from your mistakes and use them to become better. This allows you to stay motivated even when you fall short of the goal, giving you the confidence to keep pushing forward towards success.



At the end of the day, striving for perfection is not necessary nor is it something that can ever be achieved. Progress, on the other hand, is something achievable and, more importantly, something that can lead to success. It allows you to learn and grow from your mistakes, giving you the motivation and confidence to keep striving for something better. The next time you’re feeling down about not reaching perfection, think about the progress that you’ve made and the lessons you’ve learned along the way. With progress, the sky is the limit.


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Article by Njumele Rollack, Njumele Patrick-Rollack, Njumele Patrick

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