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Excellence

“Excellence is not a stop on the path to perfection.”

I don’t remember the name of the man that said this, but I can’t take credit for it. It’s a reminder I need often, so I thought I’d share it here.

Perfection seems so tempting a goal… but it’s unattainable. Sometimes I don’t cut myself enough slack. Whatever you do, you can do it with excellence. And doing things with excellence isn’t just a rung on the ladder to perfection – it’s the ultimate goal. If perfection is the goal, and excellence just a stop along the way, you’ll never live up. Strive for excellence. Be content with the results, and the fact that you gave your best. Always.

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Contentment

Something unexpected happened this year. Something that hurt every member of my family in some way. Something that changed the course of all our plans, and made each of us face things we never wanted or imagined. Something that brought us closer together in some ways, and made us each reflect on our own hearts and lives in different ways.

I turned a mile-stone birthday this year. Thirty. I’ve only said it aloud once, and it felt really weird. I know, I know. I’m not that old, you say. But I’m not where I thought I would be, where I wanted to be, at this age. Continue reading